Mobile Technology and Social Media
Mobile phones are no longer a luxury item and have become a ubiquitous and essential part of our lives. Similarly, social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs have radically changed the way we interact and communicate. The many sessions under this theme highlight:
- innovative use of mobile telephony in agriculture
- how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have helped improve the bargaining power of smallholder farmers and provided a more direct link to markets
- the power and potential of social media in connecting people and creating local, national and global networks
- how social media tools can create conducive learning and sharing environments across geographical and language boundaries
Use of technology to facilitate information flow and collaboration (99)
Web technologies continuously develop. Currently much attention is being given to ways of creating links between web sites to allow information, especially data, from one site to be automatically accessed, interpreted and reused by other sites. At this session, participants will hear from pioneers of this technology in the development field. Practitioners will discuss the challenges in adapting linked open information to support information exchange and use at local level with the intention of mapping out strategies for interagency collaboration to achieve such an end.