Flu alerts and what it says about the future power of information

26-12-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dapidevelopmentenvironmentfeedmappingmashupmobileopen-sourcerss

The other day I stumbled over this news piece: “The phone that feels the flu before you do” – a company offers a service, where one can find out how intensive the level of flu is in their area. So, basically, you can get “Open Source Intelligence” via mobile phone….

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The limits to filter feeds and gain more relevance

23-10-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dknowledge-managementfeedict4dfeedrsssocial-mediatechnology

For the past months I have been trying to make the most out of information, therefore I have been experimenting with feeds. No doubt the information power one gains through feeds is great, but the time needed to digest all that information is too long. Unfortunately, there are only a…

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Search the web for global development topics

29-03-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementdevelopmentrsssocial-bookmarkingweb2fordev

If you want to find decent information about development aid, Focuss.info is a good source to start from. Basically, it works with a customized Google search, which allows you to search only certain websites – in this case, within many websites relevant to development aid. Focuss.info, an initiative by the…

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Contribute to the combined ICT4D news feed

05-03-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dfeedict4dfeedrsstechnology

One great way for information hunting feeds, is to grasp whatever is out there on the web concerning one topic. This way, you can get news, discussions and great links right on your desktop. But what about filtering them in order to get the best out of the mass? Especially,…

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When is the collaborative mobile web coming?

12-02-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationlearningmobilersssocial-network

In Phnom Penh, as everywhere else, the mobile phone is a must have accessory for the youth, and when they get together, they enjoy bluetoothing; or so Thomas Wanhoff told me during my stay in Cambodia. This basically means that they share ringtones, images, videos and games through their mobile phones. The other…

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web2fordev conference impressions (2)

30-09-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationconferenceculturefeednetworkopennessrssweb2fordevwiki

Complexity Another key lesson was the big question of ‘how to best combine all these web2.0 tools to obtain better results.’ Everybody is still experimenting –this might be what web2.0 is all about. Nevertheless, I understood the importance of taking a holistic approach and use a combination of blogs according…

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