Practical Insights on social media

7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

Published on: Dec 27 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The past decade has seen a surge in the use of mobile telecommunications, messaging apps and social media. As they become more accessible around the world, these...
Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Published on: Jul 13 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?
Recently, I was talking with a Philippine rice farmer about the new agricultural practices he was using to achieve large crop gains on his farm. Surprised at his...
How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

Published on: Jul 03 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations
Social media, specifically Facebook, use is growing rapidly around the world. It is becoming one of the most popular sources of information, even in poor Southeast...
USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

Published on: Jun 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
Social media may be passing television as a source for news around the world. A Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report found that over 28% of 18–24...
5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

Published on: Aug 26 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response
When disaster strikes, real time updates about evolving crisis situations and information about those affected, including their needs and locations, are paramount...
The Short-Sighted Use of Social Media in International Development

The Short-Sighted Use of Social Media in International Development

Published on: Apr 08 2016 by Josh Woodard - 2 Comments
For those of us working in the field of international development, it has almost become a given that we need to be using social media to engage and share with...
Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns

Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns

Published on: Apr 04 2016 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns
Looking to launch a health education campaign, survey youth about issues in their community, or poll school teachers and receive reporting data? RapidPro might...
How Can We Fix the Facebook Safety Check Bias?

How Can We Fix the Facebook Safety Check Bias?

Published on: Nov 15 2015 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
In reaction to Friday’s tragedy in Paris, Facebook activated its Safety Check feature for the first time for a man-made disaster. While I am excited about...
How SMS Messages Revitalize the Lives of Cambodian Youth

How SMS Messages Revitalize the Lives of Cambodian Youth

Published on: Oct 05 2015 by Tharum Bun - Comments Off on How SMS Messages Revitalize the Lives of Cambodian Youth
While social media and radio are two of the most popular channels among young people in Cambodia, text messaging has remained a basic mean to send and receive short-yet-useful...
Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Published on: Oct 10 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is increasingly becoming an international crisis. Recently the World Health Organization counted 5,843 cases of Ebola patients...