Anne-Ryan Heatwole is a writer for MobileActive.org, a clearinghouse & resource for a global network of people and organizations using mobile phones for social impact. MobileActive.org convenes mobile activists, shares knowledge and skills, and provides a peer network, training and resources to NGOs interested in exploring mobile phones in their civic engagement, mobilization and action campaigns. Anne-Ryan Heatwole is a journalist based in New York City. Anne-Ryan holds a master's degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She contributes regularly to MobileActive.org, and to the PBS MediaShift Idea Lab blog (http://www.pbs.org/idealab/).