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Social and Mobile Media in ICT4D
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Social Media in Development Cooperation: Ørecomm - Centre for Communication and Glocal Change / [ed] Ricky Storm Braskov, Malmö: Ørecomm at Malmö University and Roskilde University , 2012, 20-28 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Can Facebook, Twitter, and mobile phones change the world? Obviously not! But there is something to be said for social networking sites, online news feeds, and mobile communication when it comes to ICT for Development (ICT4D). This paper will identify some key features of social and mobile media and relate these to social and political change, while paying attention to global patterns of digital stratification. Spider-supported projects that aim to use blogs and mobile phones in the fight against corruption in Africa will be used to illustrate and concretize opportunities as well as challenges. Reflections on how a networked organization like Spider can benefit from social media will be combined with a self-critical assessment of some pitfalls involved.

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Malmö: Ørecomm at Malmö University and Roskilde University , 2012. 20-28 p.
Keyword [en]
social media, mobile media, ICT4D, social change
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Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85437ISBN: 978-87-7349-811-8OAI: diva2:583699
Ørecomm Festival 2011, Agency in the Mediatized World Media, Communication and Development in Transition, 9-13 september, 2011
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-01-28Bibliographically approved

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