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15 May 2013
Working with the power of user generated content to improve humanitarian disaster relief, Micromappers organizes digital volunteers around the world to easily and quickly process social media-based information during crises.
29 April 2013
Wikimedia has released the Commons app for iOS and Android that allows you to quickly and easily upload photos to Wikimedia Commons as a way to help illustrate the world’s largest encyclopedia and make knowledge come to life for millions of readers around the globe.
Update on the Storymaker app! The team travels to Erbil, in northern Iraq, to troubleshoot the beta version and train local journalists.
23 April 2013
Thanks to a new feature on the Endangered Languages Project (ELP) website, language activists who may not have ready access to a digital video camera can now make their own contribution towards the revitalization of their endangered language online. The new “Add a Video” feature allows users to create their own citizen media by recording a video directly from their computer's webcam for upload and sharing with the wider community.
11 April 2013
Would you deem yourself able of understanding, however partially, the general meaning of a text written in a language you know nothing of, except maybe its existence? Such as Basque, Estonian, Hungarian or Turkish, to name just a few? The workshop "The Magic of Language Equality" demonstrated the feat with playfulness, opening amazing perspectives into language-learning for young and old.
1 April 2013
A new project, supported by Global Voices, will launch this year to enable existing and aspiring journalists around the world to develop their digital storytelling skills.
4 March 2013
The iLabs recognize that a focus on local interpretation over foreign “experts” brings in local knowledge of what does and doesn't work – extending their impacts beyond the life of a single project: "We believe that the most efficient programs and technologies are developed flexibly, with a base in the active participation of the communities they serve..."
23 January 2013
As part of its School of Open, P2PU (Peer to Peer University) published a free and online course on creating Open Video, teaching how to understand video files, coding, subtitling, encoding, and metadata. They created the course in just one weekend using a process they call “course sprint.”
21 January 2013
It's no small task for small organizations and activists to put together a strategic Facebook page, and navigating around Facebook's setup pages can be confusing. Originally published in Arabic, Social Media Exchange (SMEX) just released the English version of their booklet Creating Facebook Pages with Impact. Breaking down how to use Facebook pages for activists, it addresses both technical aspects and management strategies.
28 May 2012
In the recently concluded Google Internet at Liberty 2012 conference Socialbrite.org has launched a toolkit featuring eleven guides on social and political advocacy. These guides are aimed to be a good starting point for activists, change agents and political reformers and help them learn tactics for effective campaigns. It also enables them to use different monitoring and metrics tools, platforms and other resources.