Using social media to share, communicate and collaborate
Across the two ILRI campuses, many people are using social media.
Let’s hear from a few of them….
I use blip.tv to host ILRI lms because of its higher quality, accessibility, and its
use blog internally to enhance the communication culture, various downloading
knowledge-sharing and also externally to develop strong relationships with options.
our partners. With blogs, conversations are started allowing questions to be
raised and discussed. ILRI has an impressive
Muthoni collection of lms ranging
On the technical side, blogs are from short 30 second spots,
made to serve. They are ideal for presentations, to
user-friendly, fast and dynamic. longer 4-20 minute
Once you get the hang of it you documentaries suitable for
can post all day long without web pages or downloading
feeling strained. Uploading and to your computer. Blip.tv
editing is done with the click of a plays a great role in
few buttons ensuring that my showing and promoting
time is used e ectively and ILRI’s impressive collection
e ciently. to the world.
For a quick solution to getting http://www.ilri.blip.tv
your information out to the world via the net, I would advocate for a blog. To
see what I am talking about visit: http://www.ilri.org/ilrinews
use yammer to quickly connect with my colleagues, discuss ideas, ask
Flickr questions, post what I am working on, follow others, and to share links and
other information. In my team
use Flickr as an online storage location for ILRI photos. There are many (P&C), we use it as our internal
bene ts which prompted us to choose Flickr. It features various methods for communication platform.
sorting, categorizing and tagging images. Flickr is also very easy to use and
can easily be integrated with other In yammer, I can easily get a quick
websites, blogs, etc…. update of my whole yammer
community at a glance. In addition,
The photos on Flickr give a visual if I am temporarily o yammer for
snapshot of the work and people of some reason, its summery update
ILRI, thereby enhancing its global arrives by email to give me a quick
presence. update of the conversations that
took place during the day.
See our collections at:
http://www. ickr.com/photos/ilri/sets Join the CGIAR network at
using your cgiar email account.
CSE We use Google Coop Search to query
across all our web services
I use a wiki in my project to work collaboratively with people from di erent
countries, collect information from di erent partners, paste relevant
information, questions/answers or
links on the wiki platform.
I use Delicious in some of my projects to bookmark useful resource links in one place
where they can be shared with colleagues in my
The immediate bene t from Delicious is that we
The wiki tool helps us to add, edit and can all save, store and access useful links for the
remove content in real time, making it project on a shared service. This can also be made
useful for information-sharing among available for others, thus more widely sharing
our working groups. from our project and increasing its visibility.
http://cropgenebank.wikispaces.com , To see what I am talking
RSS helps our content to circulate and be re-used.
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