Category Archives: Social Media
I just read this great article from Creative Review about how nonprofits are re-imagining their branding – taking cues from their corporate counterparts. The article highlights an awesome campaign by Greenpeace to raise funds for their iconic ship, the Rainbow … Continue reading →
I am going to keep this short, but figured I would write a response to my friends who have been asking what I think of Kony 2012 as a human rights practitioner. My first, visceral response. Yuck. To be fair, … Continue reading →
This is a really fascinating data visualization from the Guardian’s Data Blog. (Thanks to UN Global Pulse for tweeting this). I would love to know if there are correlations between twitter + social media usage and political activity.
Is it acceptable for things be beautiful for the sake of beauty alone? Or must we account for the system we reside in during all acts of creation? This is an ongoing conversation I have been having with my friend … Continue reading →
I had a really interesting brainstorm the other day with some friends, discussing social media and identity construction. (I completely thank my good friend & partner Anna Akbari for her brilliant insights on identity construction – the subject of her … Continue reading →
I stumbled across @PatrickMeier’s introduction to his dissertation on the evolution of crisis mapping and democracy. He breaks down Ushahidi’s history into three phases: (1) Reactive and documentary focused (i.e., Kenya elections, Haiti earthquake) (2) Pro-active and focused on action beyond … Continue reading →