Blog presentation, today 10:30am CET

Would you like to ‘virtually’ meet and hear this blog’s contributors? Join us live on our online presentation, today from 10:30am CET (9:30am UTC), on Malmo University Bambuser channel.
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Mapping for Change

Image: Tomnod.

Image: Tomnod.

Tomnod is a team of volunteers (like you!) who work together to identify important objects and interesting places in satellite images. Use Tomnod to explore the Earth, solve real-world problems, and view amazing images of our changing planet. With the help of millions of volunteer contributions, we fulfill our purpose of seeing a better world“. tomnod.com

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Voices that challenge, inform… Influence?

‘Do not mistake information for influence’
Blogs and Bullets, Aday et al, 2010

Authority, irreverence and justice are all profoundly influential concepts and qualities. Equally important when considering influence and impact, is content, form and context. Political messages can be hard to communicate, particularly against a hostile opponent with the power to destabilise and obscure the field of play.


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Scamming for Justice

Image: Gwennedd, www.dailykos.com user.

Image: Gwennedd, www.dailykos.com user.

 

From: REV,DR.JOHN H.WILLIAMS.(revdrjohnhwilliams@yahoo.com.tw)

Sent: 15 October 2014 02:09:41

DEAR BENEFICIARY,
I AM REV,DR.JOHN H.WILLIAMS,THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND I WISH TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE SCAN COPY OF YOUR CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT  IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,5MUSD WHICH I SENT TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YESTERDAY AND THIS APPROVED DRAFT INCLUDES YOUR FUND INTEREST AMOUNT FOR THIS YEARS AWAITING,SO CALL ME NOW TO CONFIRM IT OKAY:-+234-818-696-1788.

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Crap-tivism: a new baby for slacktivism?

a logo with the word slack

“0 (or 1, 2, 3 etc) and I am proud of it”.

A few days ago, messages just like the one above started to pop up on Facebook. They all looked nearly the same, except for the first figure. Suddenly dozens of people – who apparently had nothing to do with each other – had the same idea to post the same type of mysterious sentence, nearly at the same time. Then, a private message I received by mistake shed light on the sense of this initiative: namely raising awareness for breast cancer.

Deja vu anyone?

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