Web 2.0 Workshop in the City of Sun

Last Tuesday we had our “intro to Web 2.0 for Social Change” workshop in Baalbek, which is 85 km north east of Beirut. Baalbek is known in history as Heliopolis or City of the Sun, and it is famous for its great castle and ruins. However, like most rural areas in Lebanon, there is no […]

Continue Reading

NGOs: Start Your Media Streams!

Editors from global citizen journalism and opinion sites are looking for contributors from the Middle East. New journalists and writers practice their craft writing for these sites while also getting the reinforcement of seeing something “in print” and reaching wide audiences. There’s no reason NGOs can’t also become citizen media organizations and make it a […]

Continue Reading

A to Z of Web 2.0 for Social Change: F

F for Facebook: Facebook is a social network to connect people and help facilitate communication and information sharing among its huge base of members. It is a very popular social network worldwide. Facebook’s initial purpose is not for the promotion of activism and social change. However, non-profit organizations can leverage facebook’s popularity and increase membership […]

Continue Reading

A to Z of Web 2.0 for Social Change: E

E for E-Democracy: E-Democracy is one of the main Web 2.0 characteristics, and it is presented in different technologies, mainly reviews and ratings. E-Democracy allows people to cast their votes and opinions about websites, blogs, products and services. Even Google algorithm took this trend into consideration, when they considered the inbound links to certain websites […]

Continue Reading
I footnotes