Which aidworkers or aid organisations are on Twitter?

Submitted by petercasier on December 12, 2008 - 12:22am.

Hey,

Who are the aidworkers and aid organisations on Twitter?

The aidworkers network: http://twitter.com/aidworkersntwk
Peter in Sudan: http://twitter.com/Worldman
Stephen in Santa Monica: http://twitter.com/ex_libris
IMC: http://twitter.com/AidWorker
TED: http://twitter.com/tedtalks
our pledge: http://twitter.com/ourpledge

me: http://twitter.com/theroadto

Who else?

Peter

Submitted by jcravens42 on December 12, 2008 - 2:08pm.

Why use twitter?
What could AWN use twitter for?

A lot of people don't know what twitter (or other forms of micro-blogging) is -- would someone care to offer an explanation, rather than me? (even *I'm* sick of my posts to AWN).

<><><><>
Jayne Cravens
www.coyotecommunications.com/development/
Bonn, Germany

Submitted by petercasier on December 12, 2008 - 10:33pm.

Twitter is a "microblogging" platform. Posts are text only, 140 characters maximum.
Twitter updates, or blogs, can be sent online or via SMS.

Both individuals and organisations mostly use it to send short updates, too short to e.g. publish it on a blog.

One of the "social media" features of Twitter is the ability to "follow" other Twitter users i.e. to "assemble" the posts from like-minded people onto your own 'Twitter' blog.

That's Twitter in a nutshell.

I would think in the aid world, Twitter might have a role. Think of security incident updates in an emergency operation. Or logistics capacity updates ("convoy leaving Goma for Rutshuru next Monday, 10 M3 volume still available")...

P.
____________
Peter Casier.
The Road to the Horizon
The Signs Along The Road
AidNews

Submitted by dfredenburg on December 15, 2008 - 11:03am.

CRS http://twitter.com/CatholicRelief

Dane Fredenburg
Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality – Southern Africa Region
Catholic Relief Services

Submitted by swampcottage on December 19, 2008 - 9:24am.
Submitted by petercasier on February 2, 2009 - 11:36am.

Added:

http://www.twitter.com/wfplogistics

UN World Food Programme's Logistics Twitter account

____________
Peter Casier.
The Road to the Horizon
The Signs Along The Road
AidNews

Submitted by myraidgoups on February 2, 2009 - 4:17pm.

An interesting starting point can be the humanitarian.info site, where there has already been a lot of discussion on this subject.

Cheers,
Michael

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LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelkeizer

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