New Perspectives on Traditional Radio: seminar

This interesting seminar was organized on the first World Radio Day (13.2.2012) at the SOAS university in London. Topics of the seminar include for example the free, open-source software FrontlineSMS which enables radio listeners to interact with radio through sending and receiving text messages. The software has been downloaded already 20 000 times!

The number of viewers for this video just like for the UNICEF video tells the harsh truth on what interests people in YouTube: cat videos have millions of viewers whereas these serious videos gather perhaps a few hundred views…with some exceptions such as the Kony video last year, is it even possible to use YouTube as a channel for social change purposes as well?

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