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Sep 13, 2011
Darren Bunton commented on Bob Corbett's blog post Using SMS for Social Engagement in Pakistan -
"Thanks for the update Bob. Going to check it out."
Sep 1, 2011
kiwanja commented on Bob Corbett's blog post Using SMS for Social Engagement in Pakistan -
"Thanks for sharing this, Bob. Appreciate it - looks fascinating.   Hope all's well with you.   Ken"
Sep 1, 2011
Florence Scialom commented on Bob Corbett's blog post Using SMS for Social Engagement in Pakistan -
"Hi Bob,   Thanks very much for sharing this with the community! And for highlighting FrontlineSMS mention in there, too. Looks like a very interesting report.   Thanks \o/Florence    "
Sep 1, 2011
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Using SMS for Social Engagement in Pakistan -

Greetings Everyone, If you haven't seen it, here's an recent study out of the UK on the use of SMS as a tool for social engagement in Pakistan .  The study provides lots of good information and strategies that I assume could be applied elsewhere as well.  It also provides a strong endorsement of FrontlineSMS (beginning on page 35). SMS Engagement in Pakistan - A Practical Guide for Civil Society, the Humanitarian Sector, and GovernmentPublished by the: Popular Engagement Policy Lab, June…See More
Aug 31, 2011
Florence Scialom commented on Bob Corbett's blog post Wanted - Contributions to a Crowdmap of SMS-based Solutions for the Social Good
"Hi Bob,   Great - thanks for the follow up. It will be really helpful to download spreadsheet showing all data collected, so really appreciate this tip!   Have followed you on Twitter, and look forward to updates and staying in…"
Aug 15, 2011
Bob Corbett commented on Bob Corbett's blog post Wanted - Contributions to a Crowdmap of SMS-based Solutions for the Social Good
"Florence, Domingo & Ken, Thanks for the positive feedback.  I am periodically compiling the reports posted to the Crowdmap into a Google Docs spreadsheet which is available as a download from the "Resources" page of the site.…"
Aug 15, 2011
Florence Scialom commented on Bob Corbett's blog post Wanted - Contributions to a Crowdmap of SMS-based Solutions for the Social Good
"Hi Bob,   Fantastic idea! It looks like you have some very interesting reports already. Seconding Ken, I look forward to seeing how this progresses, too!   All the Best,Florence"
Aug 15, 2011
Domingo Liotta commented on Bob Corbett's blog post Wanted - Contributions to a Crowdmap of SMS-based Solutions for the Social Good
"Excellent initiative Bob. I´ll post right away    :)"
Aug 15, 2011
Bob Corbett posted a blog post

Wanted - Contributions to a Crowdmap of SMS-based Solutions for the Social Good

A recent article in the UK newspaper The Guardian entitled "Activate 2011: Mobiles look set to play a big role in Africa's development" (June, 2011) noted that "...there are so many pilot projects around the use of mobiles that there is a danger of duplication and reinventing the wheel.  One suggestion [is] that a mapping exercise [is] needed to plot what is happening, where, and with what results..."  In response, I have created the SMS in Action Crowdmap intended to map on-going and pilot…See More
Aug 15, 2011
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Feb 28, 2011

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Using SMS for Social Engagement in Pakistan -

Greetings Everyone,

 

If you haven't seen it, here's an recent study out of the UK on the use of SMS as a tool for social engagement in Pakistan .  The study provides lots of good information and strategies that I assume could be applied elsewhere as well.  It also provides a strong endorsement of FrontlineSMS (beginning on page 35).

 

SMS Engagement in Pakistan - A Practical Guide for Civil Society, the Humanitarian Sector, and…

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Posted on August 31, 2011 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments

Wanted - Contributions to a Crowdmap of SMS-based Solutions for the Social Good

A recent article in the UK newspaper The Guardian entitled "Activate 2011: Mobiles look set to play a big role in Africa's development" (June, 2011) noted that "...there are so many pilot projects around the use of mobiles that there is a danger of duplication and reinventing the wheel.  One suggestion [is] that a mapping exercise [is] needed to plot what is happening, where, and with what results..."  In response, I have…
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Posted on August 15, 2011 at 12:44am — 5 Comments

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