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How Can Social Networking Increase ICT Usage? February #ICT4D Twitter Chat

By Wayan Vota on February 19, 2010

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn – these social networking technologies are driving ICT adoption worldwide. They’re also increasing revenues and efficiencies in leading American and European companies.

But what’s the impact, if any, of social networking technologies on businesses and communities in the developing world? Are they really driving ICT adoption and business revenues in rural areas? Or does Facebook, Twitter, and the like just reinforce the techno-elite echo chamber – bypassing the Global South completely?

Join us for the February #ICT4D Twitter Chat, where we’ll explore these vital questions with our guides: ICTworks, Michael Downey, and Chloe Feinberg.

We’ll start at 12-noon Eastern Time (noon worldwide) with introductions, then move into the discussion, using the #ICT4D hashtag in Twitter. Be sure to RSVP here.

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    Feb #ICT4D Twitter Chat:
    Social Networking 4 Development –
    Feb 26 @ 12:00/noon Eastern –
    RSVP: http://ow.ly/18WdH

For those new to Twitter Chats, its a freewheeling conversation around our central questions on the Twitter platform. Our hope is to learn from each other and find ways we can increase our impact using social media.

We’ll archive the Chat too, in case you miss out.

Be sure to follow ICTworks on Twitter and RSVP today!


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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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