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(Keynote speech) How is social media changing the work of disaster response organizations and how can it help people affected by disasters
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"4 Questions to Ask Before Digitally Volunteering for the Nepal Earthquake Response"
In the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake, we all want to help the people of Nepal recover and rebuild. Giving money to vetted organizations that are working on the ground is a great way to help. But many of us, called by empathy for those suffering, want to do more. Over the past few years, ...
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Personal account of a Nepali living abroad, that shows how technology is making a difference in the ongoing earthquake response. 
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Digital Humanitarians is a comprehensive overview of how technology is changing disaster response. Here is what I liked and what I didn't like about the book: 
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The latest changes to the Edgerank algorithm are not just more of the same. They might force you to fundamentally rethink what you are posting on Facebook and how you encourage content sharing.
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As of tomorrow, Google is penalizing sites that are not mobile friendly. 
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I'm honoured to deliver one of the keynote speeches at the International Conference on Social Media for Good in Istanbul next week. Wanna meet up? 
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Verliy is a new service that uses #crowdsourcing to verify information. As far as I know the #Nepal earthquake is the first real test of the system. Check it out: http://buff.ly/1zjKW4Y #smem #ict4d
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(Updated) Link List: Social Media, ICT and the Nepal Earthquake
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A short collection of links related to the earthquake in Nepal. 
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Conversations on Twitter have just gotten more interesting. The network is now giving you an additional 116 characters to comment on any tweet. 
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Unfortunately, Germanwings did a terrible job at social media crisis communications following the tragic crash of flight 4U9525. Here is what we can learn from it: 
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Exploring the use of Social Media for NGOs, non-profit organizations and to support humanitarian relief.
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Independent humanitarian communications expert. Passionate about information, communication and disaster relief. Works well in dysfunctional environments. Based in Berlin, Germany.
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