Tucked away recently in the Real Estate section of the New York Times was an article that resonated a great deal with the evolution of Online Dispute Resolution since 2004. The E-Mail Handshake is a fascinating take on how the current economic downturn is influencing modes of communication in real estate deals. In the current … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), the financial downturn and innovation
A new report finds a quarter of the world's population accessing the Internet in 2008. IDC's Digital Marketplace Model and Forecast estimates that 1.4 billion users of the Internet is set to jump to 1.9 billion over the next four years, bringing internet access to roughly 30 per cent of the world's population. "The internet will have … Continue reading 1.4 billion people access the Internet today – ODR providers need to wake up to mobiles
I was asked to run the Crystal Ball session at the 2008 Online Dispute Resolution Forum and with Vint Cerf right in front of me, it was an interesting opportunity to go through some of the technologies I felt would change the manner in which ODR systems would be developed and used as well as, … Continue reading The future of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) – Technologies to keep an eye on
The latest entrant to Online Dispute Resolution is a start-up from Israel - AllRise.com. At the time of writing, there's no functioning website. There's a video though of how AllRise.com will work. Not entirely sure this concept will work. But who knows? Maybe it will really keep result in some out of court settlements for some … Continue reading AllRise.com – Popular justice or tyranny of the majority?
A collection of papers I've written over the years on ICT4Peace, ODR and the use of technology in disaster warning, mitigation and response. Daring to Dream: CSCW for Peacebuilding This study will examine research around the areas of Computer Supported Cooperative Frameworks (CSCW) and in particular, the Locale Framework, to examine the possible use … Continue reading Papers and research on ICT in peacebuilding, Online Dispute Resolution, Conflict Early Warning, Disaster Mitigation and Response
So there's a new International Justice Centre in Second Life. Another great idea geared to service the few who can use Second Life. 100% useless for most of us who cannot.And let's not forget what Time Magazine had to say of Second Life. I am yet to be entirely convinced that Second Life repositories of … Continue reading International Justice Center in Second Life: A wasted effort?
My earlier post on the workshop on Virtual Diplomacy at GKP seems to have touched a raw nerve with, strangely yet tellingly, the folks from Diplo Foundation who moderated and organised the session far more than some of those in the panel itself. Clearly, the prissy and defensive responses that are found in response to … Continue reading Critique of “Virtual Diplomacy” workshop at GKP touches a raw nerve
I attended Diplomacy Goes Virtual: Opportunities and Limitation of Virtual Diplomacy, a worshop at the recently held Global Knowledge Partnership GK III conference in the hope that I would learn more than I knew and had already done using tools, mechanisms and platforms such as blogs, Skype, mobile communications, the XO laptop and Second Life, … Continue reading Virtual Diplomacy Workshop at GKP GK III: A missed opportunity
Anuradha Vittachi's presentation at the United Nations OCHA +5 Symposium mentioned that each flight killed a child. She then went on to demonstrate the potential of Second Life to cut down on air travel by meetings in sims and showcased OneClimate Island that will have virtual events running in parallel to the United Nations Climate … Continue reading Second Life avatars aren’t as eco-friendly / carbon neutral as first thought?
e-justice centre (get Second Life coordinates / slurl here) From Bill Warters comes news of a superb new ODR initiative in Second Life. Created by the Portuguese Ministry of Justice in cooperation with the University of Aveiro and the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon New University, this tour de force pushes the envelop in … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in Second Life