Ushahidi, Twitter, and the future of foreign aid

Text of a short talk I’ll be giving next week: I want to tell you a story about crowdsourcing, social media, and how the world is changing. A little while … more Blood & Milk…


International Development on Twitter, Part II – Five more people to follow

Joseph Kimojino @maratriangle Why you should follow: Fascinating first-hand account of wildlife protection in the Mara Triangle, complete with catching poachers, making tourists behave, and helping wounded animals. Sample Tweet: … more Blood & Milk…


International development on Twitter, Part 1

Ten people to follow on Twitter if you’re interested in international development. Not the top ten, necessarily – there are too many great people on Twitter for me to make … more Blood & Milk…


The story of FORGE

About two weeks ago, something fascinating happened. Kjerstin Erickson, the director of FORGE, a small NGO that works with refugees in Zambia, posted on her blog at Social Edge. She … more Blood & Milk…


Five mistakes international organizations make when using Twitter

1. Using it just for press releases. People don’t follow you on Twitter for generic organizational announcements. They follow because they want to feel a personal connection with what you … more Blood & Milk…


Five things everyone really ought to know about already

Kiva.org was actually the inspiration for this list. I thought everyone in international development had heard of Kiva by now, but apparently that’s not true. A former colleague of mine … more Blood & Milk…