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Kony 2012: A Lesson in Critical Thinking - Huffington Post

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The GuardianKony 2012: A Lesson in Critical ThinkingHuffington PostIt seems that just about everyone is talking about the Kony 2012 video that's received more than 70 million views since it was posted last week.
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Human Rights Mapping in Cambodia · Global Voices

Human Rights Mapping in Cambodia · Global Voices | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Human rights advocates in Cambodia have been using online maps to document, monitor, and expose human rights violations across the country. Sithi or the Cambodia Human Rights Portal has a Violation Map which ...
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News.me Exposé Is A Bookmarklet That Lets Your Friends Be The Editors | Nieman Lab

News.me Exposé Is A Bookmarklet That Lets Your Friends Be The Editors | Nieman Lab | Media for Change | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the article:

 

"What if your friends laid out the home pages of major news organizations, instead of a bunch of editors you’ve never met?

 

News.me Exposé is a bookmarklet that reveals the “top stories” as determined by what your friends are sharing on Twitter.

 

Exposé reflects the company’s belief that our friends can be better curators than professional journalists.

 

Jake Levine, the News.me general manager, said:

“Destinations are not irrelevant, but they might be less important than they once were. We don’t get to decide anymore how and in what order users will consume content — and they’re using that content in ways that we never expected. People are coming in through the side door, and engaging with pages as a means to an end: participation.

 

News.me Exposé could work well as a widget embedded into a news site. Think of it like a personalized “Most Emailed” or “Recommended For You” list. A next step, I suggested to Levine, might be to dynamically redesign a news home page with stories shared by your friends.

 

read full article here: http://j.mp/xnNwr1

read more from News.me Blog  http://blog.news.me/post/19194815332/introducing-your-social-editor-in-chief-news-me-expose

To install the bookmarklet check out here:  http://www.news.me/tools


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New Case Study! Testing How Effective Mobile Health Interventions Really Are

New Case Study! Testing How Effective Mobile Health Interventions Really Are | Media for Change | Scoop.it

The case study looks at testing the efficacy of using mobile phones in health care in Ethiopia. A team of researchers from The World Bank and Addis Ababa University developed a mobile tool that enables rural community health workers to improve antenatal care and delivery services, improve vaccination coverage, and facilitate emergency referrals.


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Guardian says open journalism is the only way forward | GigaOm

Guardian says open journalism is the only way forward | GigaOm | Media for Change | Scoop.it

"[O]pen journalism is not something The Guardian is trying to make happen. It is something that is happening to journalism and The Guardian is realising it. In this case, The Guardian is breaking ground by realising the power of adapting to the changes that we are creating."

That’s a pretty good way of describing the reality of the media business today, and one Rusbridger would probably agree with. It’s not like the Guardian suddenly decided that open journalism was a great marketing slogan, or the surest path to generating ad revenue (something that isn’t entirely clear, as more than one critic pointed out in the wake of its advertising campaign). Instead, Rusbridger has made it plain that he sees it as the most reasonable response to what is happening to the industry — and ultimately a better approach than putting up walls to try and recreate the old scarcity that media entities of all kinds used to rely on.


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TED Launches TED Ed Video Service For Teachers, Partners With YouTube Education | WiredAcademic

TED Launches TED Ed Video Service For Teachers, Partners With YouTube Education | WiredAcademic | Media for Change | Scoop.it
The TED-Ed YouTube channel will offer animated videos, created by artists who illustrate a concept as a top teacher explains the concept in a short video that runs roughly 5 minutes long.

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Kony 2012: A Lesson in Critical Thinking - Huffington Post

Kony 2012: A Lesson in Critical Thinking - Huffington Post | Media for Change | Scoop.it
The GuardianKony 2012: A Lesson in Critical ThinkingHuffington PostIt seems that just about everyone is talking about the Kony 2012 video that's received more than 70 million views since it was posted last week.
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Joseph Kony campaign under fire from every direction.

Joseph Kony campaign under fire from every direction. | Media for Change | Scoop.it

A social media campaign to capture alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony prompts some scathing reactions from plenty of well-informed quarters, writes the BBC's Andrew Harding.

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Tweeting for justice: Why social media is the new face of feminism - Washington Post (blog)

Tweeting for justice: Why social media is the new face of feminism - Washington Post (blog) | Media for Change | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Tweeting for justice: Why social media is the new face of feminismWashington Post (blog)In the “spectacular social media defeat” of Rush Limbaugh, are we seeing how God and justice can be connected in a wired world?
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How Brands Are Tackling Social Issues With Social Media - Mashable

How Brands Are Tackling Social Issues With Social Media - Mashable | Media for Change | Scoop.it
How Brands Are Tackling Social Issues With Social MediaMashableWith the help of social media, the private sector can be “the third pillar of social change to help out government and philanthropy,” said Simon Mainwaring, author of We First.
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The joys of online activism

The joys of online activism | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Jonathan Glennie: Internet campaigns can mobilise national or global pressure to call for justice and common sense in our globalising village...
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What Other '80s Teen Stars Have to Say About Equality | Television

What Other '80s Teen Stars Have to Say About Equality | Television | Media for Change | Scoop.it
See how the views on gay rights and marriage equality of other teen stars of the 1980s such as Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, and Sarah Jessica Parker measure up with Kirk Cameron's.
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Barbara Bush: This is the ‘worst campaign I’ve ever seen’ – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

Barbara Bush: This is the ‘worst campaign I’ve ever seen’ – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs | Media for Change | Scoop.it
(CNN) - Former first lady Barbara Bush on Monday said she was not a fan of the current presidential race. "It's been, I think, the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life.
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Social media is key to US diplomacy in NZ

Social media is key to US diplomacy in NZ | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Diplomats are increasingly using social media to promote their countries' foreign policy. Leading from the front is the US Embassy in Wellington and its social savvy Ambassador.
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Femen in Paris Femen, a group of topless...

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Femen in Paris Femen, a group of topless Ukrainians, protesting in Paris for Arab women’s rights.

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Al Jazeera to broadcast Syria documentary filmed entirely on iPhone

Al Jazeera to broadcast Syria documentary filmed entirely on iPhone | Media for Change | Scoop.it

Al Jazeera is due to broadcast a documentary tomorrow night (Wednesday, 14 March) on Syria which has been filmed by a journalist using just an iPhone due to safety concerns...

Watch a promo for the film on the originating page for this post or view it here

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/new-syria-documentary-filmed-entirely-on-iphone/2012/03/13/gIQAk9dw9R_blog.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost

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http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2012/03/201231213549186607.html

"...During his two-month journey through the Syrian uprising, he meets resistance fighters, protesters, Syrian army deserters, footballers-turned-revolutionaries and cigarette smugglers who have joined the fight - ordinary Syrians showing extraordinary courage. He stays in their homes and on their streets.

And with Al Jazeera cameras banned inside Syria, he must use only his mobile phone to document their lives, their anger and their fears...."


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Rebecca Chiao: Shaming Street Harassers with Social Media and Community Outreach

Rebecca Chiao: Shaming Street Harassers with Social Media and Community Outreach | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Just before the Egyptian uprising, Rebecca Chiao launched HarassMap, an initiative that uses social media to draw attention to street harassment in Egypt and coordinate outreach activities in the streets to encourage bystanders to protect victims.

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Unarmed 17 year old African American boy murdered

Unarmed 17 year old African American boy murdered | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Police Department refused to release 911 calls by witnesses and neighbors.

 

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Why the Kony Video Could be a Hoax (But It's Not) - Forbes

Why the Kony Video Could be a Hoax (But It's Not) - Forbes | Media for Change | Scoop.it
The GuardianWhy the Kony Video Could be a Hoax (But It's Not)ForbesThe astounding success of Invisible Children's Kony 2012 video has all the earmarks of a huge hoax, most likely perpetrated by Banksy, the artist who produced Exit Through the Gift...
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Church 'will be forced to conduct gay weddings', say lawyers after studying Equality Act voted in by Coalition

Church 'will be forced to conduct gay weddings', say lawyers after studying Equality Act voted in by Coalition | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Church of England lawyers say assurances from David Cameron and his ministers that no church will be compelled to provide such ceremonies are worthless.
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Kony 2012 campaign criticized for dumbing down conflict

Kony 2012 campaign criticized for dumbing down conflict | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Critics have accused the campaign of using colonial language and advocating for military intervention in Africa.
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Teenager petitions to change R rating for 'Bully' - CBS News

Teenager petitions to change R rating for 'Bully' - CBS News | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Boston.comTeenager petitions to change R rating for 'Bully'CBS NewsButler delivered petitions of more than 200000 signatures to the Motion Picture Association of America urging them to change the "R" rating to a "PG" for the "Bully" film in Los...
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Should We Be Making #Kony Famous?

Make Kony Famous! - Is the slick online campaign to bring brutal African despot Joseph Kony to justice MTV-style activism or the beginning of a new age for people power??
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Peres: Social Media Helps With Peace Process - ABC News

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Peres: Social Media Helps With Peace ProcessABC NewsIsraeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday visited Facebook's California headquarters, where he blasted the Iranian government and said the social networking site is a way for people to bypass failed...
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Games are driving social change but we need more players 'to change the world'

Games are driving social change but we need more players 'to change the world' | Media for Change | Scoop.it

Red Redemption's Fate of the World, where the player makes decisions on social, environmental and technological policies, has been downloaded 1 million times since its launch a year ago, and could be a powerful tool for schools to get children engaged with some of the complex issues that the planet faces. However, will children or students or anyone outside the sustainable development community want to play this game when they get home instead of playing Grand Theft Auto or World of Warcraft? The fact that you can destroy the world if you choose, may help, but the simple game mechanic and interface may mean it can't hold its own against other games with more sophisticated game mechanics.


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Rush Limbaugh’s Advertisers Facing Social Media Firestorm

Rush Limbaugh’s Advertisers Facing Social Media Firestorm | Media for Change | Scoop.it
Rush Limbaugh’s latest misogynistic tirade against Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke may be the last straw for many of the shock jock’s corporate sponsors.
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