Web 2.0 tools for development: simple tools for smart people

Publication year: 
2009

The author examines how we appropriate simple tools for development purposes and also how æusing the right tools for the right job at the right time, is something that we all have to understandÆ. He describes how grassroots activists have been leading innovators in the use and appropriation of Web 2.0 tools and explores how the mobile phone revolution is helping to overcome issues of access and connectivity. Lastly, he discusses the importance of filtering online content for relevance, meaning and context, and the emergence of trusted, expert online editors and aggregators.

Source publication information
Journal Title: 
PLA
Volume: 
No 59
Pages: 
87-94
Publisher
IIED and CTA
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London, WC1H ODD, UK
London, UK and Wageningen, The Netherlands
www.iied.org or www.planotes.org or www.cta.int
Publisher reference: 
IIED and CTA

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Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
E : Miscellaneous : RRA Notes/PLA 5587
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