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Stories about Social Media

9 June 2014

Senior Citizens Write Wikipedia

Breaking down barriers to technology is the first step to involve society's most experienced members. This Czech Wikimedia Foundation project will involve seniors in the online Wikipedia community.

26 May 2014

When the Village Awakes: A New Malian Culture Blog

A new project to collect and share the cultural traditions of rural Mali, as well as to spread Internet access across rural areas.

4 April 2014

Karnika Kahen Against the God-man

Cartoonist Kanika Mishra - and her cartoon character Karnika Kahen - gives a voice to India's women as she fights against the corruption of religious figureheads and their abuses of...

18 March 2014

Media Group Aims to End Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar

Ethnic violence among the Rohingya, an ethnic minority based largely in Myanmar, has rising in past years. Independent media channel Rohingya Vision has been documenting their plight. We spoke with...

20 January 2014

Dueling Encyclopedias: Using Weibo to Boost Wikipedia in China

Finding information online in China may mean using the popular for-profit online encyclopeida Baidu, rather than the open-source Wikipedia. Editor Addis Wang aims to increase awareness in China about Wikipedia...

17 January 2014

Bridging the Digital Divide: Mobile and Social Media

Technology experts and activists have for years attempted to bridge the gap between those with access to technology and those without... today, the mobile phone has emerged as a powerful...

8 January 2014

It's “Nerve-racking”! Getting our Storytellers Offline (and Back On Again)

Transom is an online resource for storytellers, mostly audio-based but delving into the world of visual digital media as well. They recent put on a six-week online workshop - based...

7 January 2014

Bloggies Award Open for Nominations

The 2014 Weblog awards are open for submission!

13 December 2013

Taking Back the Tech: Using Wikipedia to Counter Violence Against Women

The first Hack4Change meetup in India included a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, expanding articles on violence against women, and collaborating on data-driven digital media projects related to women’s rights.

10 December 2013

Sanskar, Harmony Through Acceptance

Bridging cultural differences through understanding, Sanskar is a new interactive app to teach through gaming.

9 December 2013

Peru: Collective Collaboration to Generate Public Safety Data

The goal of Amasuwa is to use crime data to create maps of unsafe areas in Peru and to alert the public to crime-heavy places.

13 November 2013

Tweets2Rue: Making Homeless Connections

Because no one is better situated to speak about the problems of the homeless than the homeless themselves, a new project enables five of them to tweet their concerns, and...