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.
LunaMetrics has produced an excellent infographic showing all the sizing information you will ever need for your social media profiles – at least until the next design change. The infographic includes all images sizes for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Youtube and Pinterest.
Between working on a few small projects, helping my girlfriend move to Copenhagen and applying for consultancies, I haven’t had a lot of time to share the interesting articles and blog posts that I come across on a daily basis. So, before the list of things marked “Ooooh! Nice!” get’s any longer, here is an extra-long instance of the Social Media for Good Roundup.
The “Social Media for Good” roundup is an infrequent series of posts where I share interesting links I found on the web. This week with: Legal advice for social media users, a new YouTube-feature that protects anonymity, outstanding non-profit reports and tips to get more followers on Instagram.
YouTube has just launched a new human rights channel aimed at providing users with a central hub for current human rights stories. The channel is managed jointly by Witness.org and Storify.
One of the most promising uses of social media in disasters is for remote assessments of situations on the ground. “Geofeedia” just made this job easier.
Like many consultants, I spend a lot of time reading articles and blog posts from around the web. Here are some posts I found particularly interesting. This time they are about data journalism, crisis mapping, Twitter and a creative YouTube video.
Video is an amazing vehicle to connect with your supporters emotionally, to give your beneficiaries a voice and to show the impact of your programmes. YouTube has now published a free “playbook” for non-profit organizations and NGOs that can help them to use YouTube more effectively.