This post from Al Jazeera discusses the fleeting awareness of clicktivism and how western activists often highjack real life tragedies for their own benefit.
This article from Business Insider takes a look at and analyses Reporters Without Boarders‘ 2014 Freedom of the Press Index. Business Insider takes a look at the similarities between Press and Internet Freedom around the world, and discusses how Edward Snowden ended up in Russia, a country where Internet and Press Freedom is restricted.
This article from ProfHaker discusses the importance of having a strong password to keep your accounts safe, and discusses security measures on popular sites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter and WordPress.
In this article, the Rockefeller Foundation discusses social innovation labs and how they use diverse perspectives and unique tools to create social change.
Over the past decade, the internet has become a vital part of the way we live our lives, and its importance is only expected to grow. This article discusses the problems facing those who do not have access to the internet, why this is a disadvantage to them, and what we can do to solve the problem.
This article from Learning Lab takes a look at lessons from the M&E Tech Conference held in Washington on September 25 and 26. Most of the points discuss issues with big data collection and ICTs, and how we need to bridge the gap between technological hype and success in implementing ideas.
Many ICT4D projects never get off the ground, often due to a lack of funding. This article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review discusses why this is and how it can be avoided.
Coca-Cola has partnered with BT Global Services to turn vending machines in South Africa into WiFi hotspots. They hope to empower South Africans in rural and impoverished communities by helping them access information and education opportunities they would not have otherwise.
In the professional world, it is easy to find yourself with way too many business cards from co-workers, clients, and other associates. They can take up space, can be difficult to sort through, and are often lost. Luckily, there are several smartphone apps available for scanning and storing business cards so that you don’t have to worry about these problems ever again. This article from Computerworld tests and rates 7 business card apps available for you to use.
Web conferencing has become a popular way for businesses, schools, and individuals to hold meetings and keep in touch. In this article, Tech Change examines 9 popular web conferencing platforms and discusses their pros and cons based on pricing and features.