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September 21, 2014 at 12:47pm
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Reblogged from workingatanonprofit

When someone asks "how many pixels are in this picture?" … and hands you a printed photo

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May 1, 2014 at 8:45pm
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Reblogged from fundraisergrrl

When I see a charity who doesn’t value their donors

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April 13, 2014 at 6:11pm
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Reblogged from tives

How to develop and deliver your content strategy. →

tives:

Creating content for the always-on lives brands now live is intrinsically different to creating advertising content. Yesterday I delivered a talk at Digital Shoreditch which pulls apart those differences in the processes in an effort to explain how to develop and deliver content that bridges…

March 11, 2014 at 6:43pm
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Reblogged from andrejverity

A Digital Humanitarian Aid Currency →

andrejverity:

Having been loosely monitoring the development of cryto-currencies like BitCoin over the past few years, I have often thought about the possibility of having a dedicated digital aid currency. I suspect that such a solution is still a bit fanciful although things will begin to change when power…

March 6, 2014 at 4:03pm
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Reblogged from minimalmac
minimalmac:

So, I ended up acquiring one of the ChargeKey Lightning-to-USB cables that I reblogged a few days ago. And, I have to say it is a handy little thing to have. I have used it at least once a day since I received it.
There are many times when I’m on the go with nothing more than my iPhone and, due to the day, I find myself in need of a quick charge. I have a USB power adapter in my car but usually not a cable with me. Well, now I do. It adds no more bulk than another key would on a keyring and is just as light. It appears to be pretty durable as well, And though the Lightning and USB plugs have been stripped to the bare essentials, they connect firmly when plugged in. They also sell a USB-to-Micro USB version for you users of, well, non-Apple made phones and devices.
No matter what, this is a neat idea and useful thing and well worth a look.

minimalmac:

So, I ended up acquiring one of the ChargeKey Lightning-to-USB cables that I reblogged a few days ago. And, I have to say it is a handy little thing to have. I have used it at least once a day since I received it.

There are many times when I’m on the go with nothing more than my iPhone and, due to the day, I find myself in need of a quick charge. I have a USB power adapter in my car but usually not a cable with me. Well, now I do. It adds no more bulk than another key would on a keyring and is just as light. It appears to be pretty durable as well, And though the Lightning and USB plugs have been stripped to the bare essentials, they connect firmly when plugged in. They also sell a USB-to-Micro USB version for you users of, well, non-Apple made phones and devices.

No matter what, this is a neat idea and useful thing and well worth a look.

February 10, 2014 at 1:26pm
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Reblogged from workingatanonprofit

When your slow old PC is brought back because "it's not due for replacement for another 3 years"

workingatanonprofit:

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February 5, 2014 at 6:30pm
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Reblogged from peeksawa
peeksawa:

A definitive guide to verifying digital content, particularly user-generated content (UGC), for emergency coverage.
Free download: www.verificationhandbook.com
A good thorough guide - although I think it should be applied to more than just emergencies. Journalists and even public bodies need to ensure digital content is verified, especially when putting together the sequence/time of events from different individual sources and different platforms of social media.

Handy.

peeksawa:

A definitive guide to verifying digital content, particularly user-generated content (UGC), for emergency coverage.

Free download: www.verificationhandbook.com

A good thorough guide - although I think it should be applied to more than just emergencies. Journalists and even public bodies need to ensure digital content is verified, especially when putting together the sequence/time of events from different individual sources and different platforms of social media.

Handy.

February 1, 2014 at 12:28am
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 						Amidst drought and growing population, water tech quietly emerges
Ucilia Wang, gigaom.com
Invest­ments in water tech­nol­o­gy have his­tor­i­cal­ly been as low as the cur­rent snow pack in the Sier­ra Neva­da moun­tains. But with increas­ing talks of drought and fears about feed­ing a rapid­ly grow­ing world pop­u­la­tion, that’s…

Amidst drought and growing population, water tech quietly emerges
Ucilia Wang, gigaom.com

Invest­ments in water tech­nol­o­gy have his­tor­i­cal­ly been as low as the cur­rent snow pack in the Sier­ra Neva­da moun­tains. But with increas­ing talks of drought and fears about feed­ing a rapid­ly grow­ing world pop­u­la­tion, that’s…

January 27, 2014 at 12:44pm
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Reblogged from workingatanonprofit

When a troll starts posting all over your org Facebook page…

workingatanonprofit:

… and before you can respond, a bunch of your followers jump in (and are able to say all the things you only wish you could).

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THIS

January 24, 2014 at 10:48pm
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Reblogged from peeksawa

BBC’s Instafax on Instagram - is it a winner?

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I’m beginning to warm up to BBC’s Instafax. The video’s are timely (as they should be), good use of video selections, captions snappy and give a fairly decent round up of news items, particularly considering the videos are only 15 seconds. I’d probably suggest that the experiment should be longer than a month, but so far I think the BBC could be on to something good. Check out BBC Instafax