Hand Wash Challenge on social media to defeat 2019-nCoV

“There are several measures you can take to protect yourself from ‪#COVID19. One of the most important ones is regular & safe hand hygiene. Here are the steps recommended by ‪@WHO. Show the world where and how you wash your hands. Join the WHO ‪#SafeHands challenge!   Dr Tedros Adhanom …

Adapting to audience: Corona awareness on TikTok for youth

A few days ago I wrote a post about social media in crises. The post gave examples of how social media can be used by government to share information with affected populations and on how it can be used by affected populations to share information. This post will give one …

Social media in crisis

Social media, such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, have become an important and powerful phenomenon in the recent decade. They facilitate communication and information sharing, and can play an important role in crisis. As Dani mentioned in her post “Globalization, Social Media, and its Impact on International Development” earlier …

Globalization, social media, and its impact on International Development

Globalization is known as the development of an increasing integrated economy marked by free trade and the flow of capital. The author Pieterse suggests however that globalization and its breakdown has changed significantly, what we know as development now is not what was previously, and further to this, that the …