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Visualizing Data at Global Voices

  July 3, 2012

Gilad Lotan of SocialFlow introduces us to the recently popular world of data visualization and asks if it is actually advancing the stories we are telling? Panelists Tarek Amr (Global Voices, Egypt), Kepha Ngito (Map Kibera), Nathan Matias (MIT Media Lab) and Marek Tuszynski (Tactical Technology Collective) explore some answers.

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The Internet, SMS, and Participatory Health

  July 3, 2012

Participatory health media has been enabling citizens to tell their personal stories about the impact that health issues have had on their lives, but it can also play an important role in collecting and distributing vital information needed in developing countries.

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Keeping Endangered Languages Alive Online

  July 2, 2012

Will we all converge on English and Chinese online? Or will technology help sustain our many mother tongues? Eddie Avila, Director of Rising Voices, notes the difference between endangered languages and underrepresented languages. Three of the panelists are working with the latter in African languages.

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I'm a researcher at MIT's Center for Civic Media. You can find me @mstem on Twitter.