Category Archives: Social media

Crowdfunding: What’s in it for Development?

Crowdfunding – another example of the globalized world we are living in. No matter where you are from and where I am from, no matter how far we are apart and what status or ethnicity we were born into, no … Continue reading

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Can a machine take a joke? Twitter, sentiment analysis and irony

UN Global Pulse recently announced a partnership with Twitter (Tatevossian 2016): “The Sustainable Development Goals are first and foremost about people, and Twitter’s unique data stream can help us truly take a real-time pulse on priorities and concerns – particularly … Continue reading

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Data, truth and beauty

The shortlist has just been published for the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Although a few could be regarded as trivial, all are fascinating in their own way, and it’s interesting how many deal with issues related to international … Continue reading

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Being online, being threatened: About the digital gender divide

In 2012, Malala Yousafazi was attacked on her way to school by the Taliban who aimed to punish her for her promotion of girl schooling. She was 15 years old and had published diary entries on the Taliban’s violence on … Continue reading

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Social media + healthcare = a prescription for the future?

A Google-search on the terms “social media”, “healthcare” and “developing countries” generates an impressive number of articles that explain how Internet and social media is changing healthcare in developing countries in a seemingly revolutionary way. Undoubtedly new media and technology … Continue reading

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