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by Tom Grasty

With mid-term elections in our own country less than a week away, the recent protests in Hong Kong over proposed changes to Hong Kong’s political system are a jarring reminder of the paramount importance of freedom of speech in any democratic process, abroad or at home. And while recent events may have brought both parties […] more »

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by Florence Scialom

The FrontlineSMS user community has seen a growing number of user meet-ups across the world in recent months. It’s exciting to see community members come together and share opinions and experiences on our software. This is a guest column by FrontlineSMS user Joseph Owuondo, who attended a recent meet-up in Nairobi hosted at the FrontlineSMS […] more »

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by Florence Scialom

So much can be said in 160 characters. As we’ve started to look at tailoring FrontlineSMS software for journalists, we’ve realized just how much potential there is to use text messaging as a news source. As FrontlineSMS’s community support coordinator, I interact every day with people and organizations that are using SMS in innovative ways. […] more »

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by Anne-Ryan Heatwole

A simple text message can have a big impact. Mobile giving makes it easy to donate almost instantaneously after disaster strikes — users authorize a mobile donation by texting a keyword to a specific short code, and the donation is then billed to the donor’s mobile phone bill, eventually ending up with the nonprofit of […] more »

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by Cody Shotwell

Unless you’re a gay man with a smartphone, I’ll forgive you for not having heard of Grindr, a social-networking application for gay men which has seen an epic rise, becoming one of the most visible and popular apps of its kind in the gay community since its launch a year and a half ago. Recently, […] more »

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by Amy O'Donnell

Almost everyone who has listened to the radio within the last few years has heard a DJ call for the audience to send in a text message — whether to request the next song, respond to the latest news or to comment on the needs of their communities. Media outlets everywhere are using SMS to […] more »

Mobile
by Jake Shapiro

2011 is already seeing Android and Apple battle it out for ascendancy in sales of smartphones and tablets and, more interestingly, in the world of apps and app makers. Media organizations navigating this terrain have a lot of factors to weigh before taking the plunge and creating a serious presence on these increasingly important platforms. […] more »

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by Melissa Ulbricht

The radio station WNYC is creating on-air and online stories using two things that are very familiar to people in the Northeastern United States: mobile phones and snow. A snowstorm over the holidays was the heaviest December snowfall in six decades. It dumped up to 20 inches in many parts of New York City. The […] more »

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by Melissa Ulbricht

Prabhas Pokharel contributed research and writing to this post. If you’re a journalist or blogger, adding location information to your content can add value to your work. This kind of data can be of particular help to journalists who report on specific communities, reporters who create venue-specific multimedia, or citizen journalists who cover events in […] more »

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