Earlier this week, the UN’s refugee agency counted 1,000,000 Syrian refugees. The problem with big numbers is that they get lost in the noise and in the news; the key is to personalize these numbers. Here is what UNHCR has done.
About a month ago the location of a prominent “person of interest” in a homicide investigation was accidentally revealed when a magazine published a photo of him and forgot to erase the embedded GPS location. It’s a lesson that NGOs should learn.
The recent uproar over Instagram’s planned changes to the Terms of Service has reminded me once more why I like Flickr so much. Despite all it’s woes I think it is still the best photo sharing platform for non-profits. In addition, the new mobile app makes it easier to (re)discover Flickr from your smart phone.
Over the last two weeks, I have been away from my keyboard a lot. Here is a selection of articles and blog posts that I have come across and which I think you might find interesting. This time with: a new social media dashboard, the ethics of photography, learning from mistakes and WordPress themes for non-profit organizations.
A photographer is suing AFP and Getty Images for 120 million US Dollars over photos that he had taken in Haiti after the earthquake and which he had shared on Twitter.
Many non-profits, NGOs and International Organizations are of two minds when it comes to sharing photos on the internet. On the one hand, they want their material to be shared as widely as possible, on the other hand they want to have total control. The decision matrix in this blog post will help you decide which photos to share and how.