I recently made available an RSS feed to let users know what resources had been newly added to my forced migration research guide. To supplement this, I have also added a link and RSS feed to my del.icio.us bookmarks for pending resources that I plan to add to the guide when time permits! This helps me to keep track of things, and it allows readers to access relevant reference and research materials in the interim.
15 January 2009
09 January 2009
An addendum to yesterday's post: Intute: Social Sciences listed various sites for monitoring news and developments in Gaza, and highlighted a posting on the Mashable blog on "How to Track the Israel Gaza Conflict Using Social Media" (the comments list additional links).
08 January 2009
Here are various examples of how social media and Web 2.0 applications are being used to report on events in Gaza and to provide support to humanitarian efforts there.
- National Public Radio (NPR) recently reported on "Life must go on in Gaza and Sderot," a blog maintained by an Israeli (Hopeman) and a Palestinian (Peaceman) on opposite sides of the border.
- Aid Worker Daily reported on the OpenStreetMap Gaza Wiki project to "update routes within Gaza in an effort to provide better data sets for humanitarian groups."
- You can subscribe to an RSS feed for all ReliefWeb updates on the situation in Gaza.
- Change.org's Humanitarian Relief blog reported that Al-Jazeera is using Ushahidi to track attacks, casualties, and other developments on the ground.
- NPR also reported on the use of Twitter by Al-Jazeera and the Irsraeli government.