Practical Insights on Social Networks

Two Blind Spots that Threaten Your ICT4D Project Success

Two Blind Spots that Threaten Your ICT4D Project Success

Published on: Oct 31 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
One of the basic assumptions within the dominant development discourse is that new information and communication technology have a great potential for boosting...
Do Not Forget USSD: The Third Universal Mobile Application

Do Not Forget USSD: The Third Universal Mobile Application

Published on: Aug 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Mobile applications designed to work with carrier provided services have generally focused on voice through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and text through Short...
A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers

A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers

Published on: Aug 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on A Novel Analysis of Mobile Phone Impact on Rural Farmers
Many scholars have hailed the mobile phone as a tool to give farming in developing countries a new impetus. However, studies on the impact of mobile phones in general,...
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...
The Global List of All ICT4D Meetings and Meetups

The Global List of All ICT4D Meetings and Meetups

Published on: Feb 16 2017 by Matt Haikin - 4 Comments
Recently, I took a sabbatical and traveled around the globe to see what ICT4D looks like in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. Every place I went,...
Are We Using Facebook Enough?

Are We Using Facebook Enough?

Published on: Apr 30 2014 by Jim Teicher - 1 Comment
In the developing world, a teacher’s connection to information and his or her personal learning network are key factors in the quality of education students receive,...
RSVP Now for Social Network Analysis: Influence and Impact Beyond Likes and Retweets

RSVP Now for Social Network Analysis: Influence and Impact Beyond Likes and Retweets

Published on: Nov 04 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on RSVP Now for Social Network Analysis: Influence and Impact Beyond Likes and Retweets
We live in a network society and we often hear, “Its not what you know, its who you know.” But how many times have you had to re-learn that this maxim is true...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012

Published on: Feb 14 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012
Made in Africa – Again! This time it’s the Cardiopad, a touch-screen medical tablet that enables heart exams to be performed in remote, rural locations...
The Facebook-less Africa: Where Electronic Social Networks Don’t Reach

The Facebook-less Africa: Where Electronic Social Networks Don’t Reach

Published on: Nov 16 2011 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
You know the amazing photograph of the earth at night showing all the lights of population centers around the world. And you’ve seen the Facebook friendship...
Who in ICT4D is on Google Plus? We are making a list!

Who in ICT4D is on Google Plus? We are making a list!

Published on: Sep 30 2011 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Recently Ian Thorpe took advantage of a unique feature of Google Plus, the ability to create and share “circles” to produce a circle of over 70 international...