January 7, 2013
Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital
Social media and mobile technologies offer a wide range of benefits for people working in development: a potentially cheap and efficient way to link citizens with their governments, the chance to monitor real-time progress on projects, and the ability to connect people from remote parts of the world to share experiences and teach best practice.
It is no surprise that there’s an endless stream of development projects trying to tap into these technologies. In many cases it’s still too early to tell what difference these efforts will make, but here are five that caught our eye.