The
Future
of
Human
itarian
Aid
#HuCo2019
Vienna
29/03/2019
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Social Media & Humanitarian Response

8 key uses of professional social networking
8 key uses of professional social networking include:

  • Creating new real-world contacts
  • Building communities (interest groups, communities of practice, virtual centres of excellence)
  • Crowd-sourcing (using knowledge held in the broader network to solve problems- Ushahidi is an example of a humanitarian platform which taps into the network as a resource)
  • Information Management
  • Information Sharing (Twitter is great for this; the new currency in URLs, with extremely short summaries, are a great way of finding relevant and important information quickly and centrally)
  • Ideas Generation/Dialogue
  • Relationship-Building/Maintainence (especially for geographically dispersed teams- very common in the aid sector)
  • Community Engagement (again, this is still undersubscribed, but in time, think of the potential to be able to network directly with community members and aid recipients via social media)

(source:morealtitude)