Aggregation: Digital home bases and shared content


In civil society spaces, particularly for NGOs and funders who feel pressure to tout/justify their own impact, incentives to share content are often mixed. Organizations and individuals are often torn. Post to someone else’s site increases exposure to a particular post, but also imposes …

Man under a tree


Man under a tree, a photo by jschinker on Flickr. Spent some time scanning Flickr today for images with Creative Commons licensing that relate to our work. Some of these images possess visual elements that I like, in others the “content” i...

Benefit cost analysis of public access ICT


As part of the Global Impact Study, we are interested in analyzing the benefits and costs of public access to information and communication technology. The Global Impact Study is developing survey and hedonic pricing methods for describing the benefits and costs of public access to information …

Create an open access repository


Joe and I are overhauling the Technology & Social Change Group website. I took a step back this week to think about what's most important for this first version, and how we're going to transfer over our existing content. I've dubbed TASCHA website 1.0 the "does-not-suck version" in order …