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Harnessing technology for activism

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Harnessing technology for activism

  1. 1. Harnessing Technology for Activism Brenda Zulu Africa Interactive Media Journalist/Blogger
  2. 2. Presentation Outline• Intro to Web2.0 applications• Social media tools ( FB, Twitter and Linkedin)• Audio• Pictures• Blogs• Google products• Open source (Ushahidi)
  3. 3. Web 2.0 applications• Web 2.0 is a concept that takes the network as a  platform for information sharing, interoperability,  user-centered design,[1]and collaboration on the  World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to  interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of  user-generated content in a virtual community, in  contrast to websites where users (consumers) are  limited to the passive viewing of content that was  created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include  social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing  sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups  and folksonomies.
  4. 4. Web 2.0 cloud
  5. 5. Social Media tools• Facebook• http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gender- Based-Violence-GBV/190502681078142• Twitter• 140 characters plus Links, pictures, videos• Trending topics• Linkedin• Groups moderate a dgroup discussion
  6. 6. Social media
  7. 7. Blogging• Blogging is self production of content in reverse chronology• Data blogs• Video blogs• Audio blogs• Pictures ( flickr)
  8. 8. Google products• Google docs• Google alert• Google maps (Ushahidi) http://harassmap.org/• Google as a search engine
  9. 9. endsemails:brendazulu2002@gmail.combrendazulu2002@yahoo.co.inhttp://brendait.blogspot.comTwitter: @ictjournalistLinkedin/Facebook : Brenda Nglazi Zulu
  10. 10. endsemails:brendazulu2002@gmail.combrendazulu2002@yahoo.co.inhttp://brendait.blogspot.comTwitter: @ictjournalistLinkedin/Facebook : Brenda Nglazi Zulu

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