People’s Skype

A phone-powered, distributed voice and voting system over regular phone systems (so it works on old and new phones).

    • Used in activist movements across the US
    • Adapted for other uses in Jamaica, Nigeria and South Korea.

 

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One phone turns into a one way conference call, turning listener phones into an amplified speaker system.

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Listeners can vote via keypad on topics that the speaker brings up, in order to promote 2 way feedback.

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Interaction Flow Diagram, how the user operates the system.

Works on all phones

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The People’s Mic works well for small General Assemblies, but in larger GAs, multiple echoes of the speaker’s words is hard to follow.

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The People’s Skype can help! Call & create a new Mic. Share the unique Mic PIN with others. Use phone speakerphones to create a distributed PA system.

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Listeners can vote by dialing on their phone’s keypad. Hundreds of people can listen and vote at the same time.

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People’s Skype can also help in special cases, like communicating across police barriers or kettled areas.

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