Digging Radio 2.0 for Good Solutions. How connected radios offer engaging audio experience and empower e-listeners communities when getting “smart” on the Networks
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The rise of mobile in Africa has brought with it obvious opportunities as well as a new class of opportunities that probably didn’t quite exist before. Opportunities for non-profits to reach more people at lower costs, governments to provide services more effectively and across larger geographies, for business to reach more customers and scale at lower cost. Mobile is making it possible for small and medium sized enterprises to compete with big business in ways they couldn’t just a few short years ago. Mobile isn’t just changing the operating landscape for consumer/citizen facing organizations, it’s changing the game.
Quelques jours avant le lancement du système solaire d'alimentation de la radio, la cité d'Oshwe était en ébullition. Les gens marchaient, avec leur radio collée à l'oreille, essayant de trouver la fréquence que les ingénieurs réglaient encore. Ils étaient si passionnés d'obtenir le nouveau signal ; finalement quand ils l'obtenaient, enthousiasmés, ils criaient l'un à l'autre "je l'ai eu ! je l'ai eu! "Les commerçants locaux étaient aussi très enthousiasmés ; se frottant les mains, ils pensaient à toutes les ventes qu'ils feraient.
Last February Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), concluded an agreement under which 30 million Swedish Kronor (around US$4.5 million) will be donated to UNESCO to support its activities in the field of community media, aiming at empowering poor populations, especially women and girls, to exercise freedom of expression and opinion, and be heard in the public debate.
Speaking of good data, you might ask: "What's the obsession over data all about?"
Simple: We've been using outdated, ineffective models for measurement. In the Internet world, this has been going on for the better part of 17 years (which is a lifetime)! The fact that most companies still can't account for 50% of their media spend is, well, pathetic. And some are getting sick of it. And so are the people who consume, share and/or remix content -- they simply don't care about ads and don't want them flooding their social media feeds. They will, however, tolerate or even enjoy ads if they are used as containers of good content or shareable utilities of one sort or another.
For example, the value of a sponsored story on Facebook isn't the fact that it's more relevant (which it is), it's the fact that it's something that you might've discovered just by clicking around a page, and that's the difference -- you engage with something you discover rather than something you're just being served. Instead of a brand having to support a conversation that's already happening, a person can go to a storefront with all the goods and services they need. This means conversations remain as free, valuable bits of information and fCommerce remains relatively unfettered because the endorsement comes from a person, not a brand.
Crowd-sourcing. Co-creation. User-generated content. No matter which of those buzzwords you prefer, the underlying idea is essentially the same: In the world of commercial media, more and more companies are inviting users to help produce the content that they use. What is Facebook, after all, but an immense platform that allows users to operate simultaneously as generators and consumers of information? Or think of the way that most mainstream media outlets now encourage their readers and viewers to submit news tips, video clips, and the like. In short, the line between professional producers and amateur consumers has blurred considerably in recent years.
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La seconde édition du congrès mondial d’écologie sonore se tiendra du 17 au 25 août 2012 dans le Doubs et le Valais suisse. L’objectif de ce deuxième congrès est de favoriser la prise en compte de la dimension sonore dans le monde et de l’inscrire dans le mouvement écologique global.
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A l'occasion de la seconde édition de #JHack, Silicon Maniacs s'associe à la FIDH, Reporters sans frontières, Telecomix et à la Mutinerie pour inviter Richard Stallman, le 28 juin, à 15H00 à la Mutinerie.
A propos de #JHack : La bannière #JHack rassemble plusieurs associations et ONG autour de l’organisation d’évènements libres et gratuits abordant des problématiques liées au web et aux libertés. La première édition rassemblait des journalistes et des hackers sur le thème de la sécurité des données et des sources.
This paper introduces a framework to examine the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different information and communications technologies to deliver a range of social services, using a case example of rural Bangladesh.
It focuses particularly on major sectors such as agriculture, education, disaster response and healthcare.
An expert elicitation (using both local and international experts) on ICT effectiveness by service domains shows localization as the key determining factor for any technological intervention. Community based radio broadcasting (CR) appears as the dominant option among the considered ICTs.
...We conclude with a proposed set of policy and operating recommendations to enable effective technology-based information services for rural Bangladeshi development.
This month we are collecting your stories about the good things Americans are doing to make their communities better.
We're calling this project Participation Nation. It's a cooperative effort about cooperative efforts.
We are asking you to participate. Please send us a report, in one short paragraph (100 words or fewer), on some person or group who, by contributing to the community, is changing the world. And please include good, colorful photos of your subjects.
So how do we get started?
Well, this is the beginning of the story. We will write the first entry from here in Washington. And we may contribute some other reports along the way. But you will write the rest — and the best — of the tale.
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Edelman’s annual study into Entertainment trends is now in its sixth year. The research tracks the impact of social media and new platforms on entertainment audiences in the UK and US, revealing the key issues that entertainment brands and communication professionals should consider when looking to engage audiences with content.
This year’s study “Value and Engagement in an Era of Social Entertainment and Second Screens” marks a three year high in how audiences perceive the value of content. The study reveals that the internet’s influence on how entertainment content is consumed and shared continues to grow. Alongside this growth, consumers are increasingly active in sharing their likes and dislikes, both via word of mouth and online. The study illustrates a ‘Conversation Curve’ with most audiences looking to share content they have liked and disliked after they have consumed it, not during the experience. Consumers are also keen to stay in control and not be replaced by notification and recommendation technologies.
In this week’s podcast Nicole Brzeska, Global Head of the Edelman Digital Entertainment practice is joined by Gordon Macmillan, Editor of the Wall Blog and Group Social Media editor for Brand Republic and Luke Mackay, Head of Digital Entertainment UK for a discussion around Edelman’s 6th Social Entertainment Study and the challenges for brands looking to engage online audiences with entertainment content.
The full results of the survey are available via the link in the Downloads section below.
Substantial numbers of young people across racial and ethnic groups are engaging in “participatory politics” — acts such as starting a political group online, circulating a blog about a political issue, or forwarding political videos to friends, according to the largest nationally representative study of new media and politics among young people.
Innovative communication and information technologies are no longer luxuries for big radio stations,” says Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. Through a UNESCO project, staff at modest radio stations like Iso-Community Radio in a remote Northern province of Zambia will be trained to use new media and mobile phones to improve their broadcasts.
On June 28, officials from USAID met at the Wilson Center to discuss a recent experiment in using crowdsourcing to help clean up and map data on development loans. The agency had 117,000 records on private loans made possible by their Development Credit Authority, which theoretically could be mapped and made available to the public. The problem? Location data for the loans was not standard and was difficult to parse. USAID decided to turn to “the crowd” and recruit interested volunteers from the Standby Task Force and GISCorps – two online volunteer communities – to help clean the data, making it available for additional analysis. Shadrock Roberts, Stephanie Grosser, and D. Ben Swartley – all with USAID – discussed the results of the project. They were able to clean up the information at virtually no cost to the government, noting that they hope it will be an example for further collaboration between government and engaged volunteers.
Creative disciplines that seem to lack... Discipline. Branded content. Branded entertainment. Branded transmedia campaigns. Content marketing. Brand journalism. You've heard the terms, but have probably struggled over their meaning, and their value.
At SoundCloud we love to help you share your sounds, and be heard everywhere. The ability for your sounds to be integrated into other platforms and services plays a large part of this, which is why we’re excited to announce that your sounds can now be ‘pinned’ on Pinterest!
When you pin a sound on Pinterest, it’s artwork will be displayed alongside your other pins, and the SoundCloud HTML5 widget will launch when the pin is clicked, perfect for listening whilst you browse. Shared sounds are fully attributed, and link back to their page on SoundCloud, so creators will always be credited.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.