Stories about Tools from April, 2013
Announcing the Official Wikimedia Commons App
Wikimedia has released the Commons app for iOS and Android that allows you to quickly and easily upload photos to Wikimedia Commons as a way to help illustrate the world’s largest encyclopedia and make knowledge come to life for millions of readers around the globe.
Storymaking in Erbil
Update on the Storymaker app! The team travels to Erbil, in northern Iraq, to troubleshoot the beta version and train local journalists.
No Digital Camera? No Problem. Create Your Own Language Video
Thanks to a new feature on the Endangered Languages Project (ELP) website, language activists who may not have ready access to a digital video camera can now make their own contribution towards the revitalization of their endangered language online. The new “Add a Video” feature allows users to create their own citizen media by recording a video directly from their computer's webcam for upload and sharing with the wider community.
Films by Rickshaw: The Tentative Collective
The Tentative Collective is an initiative collaborating with various marginalised and migrant communities to produce short films made with cell phones, and organising rickshaw-powered film screenings around Karachi.
Celebrating Multilingualism at the Tunis World Social Forum
Would you deem yourself able of understanding, however partially, the general meaning of a text written in a language you know nothing of, except maybe its existence? Such as Basque, Estonian, Hungarian or Turkish, to name just a few? The workshop "The Magic of Language Equality" demonstrated the feat with playfulness, opening amazing perspectives into language-learning for young and old.
Storymaker Gets Started
A new project, supported by Global Voices, will launch this year to enable existing and aspiring journalists around the world to develop their digital storytelling skills.