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We have 137 blogposts about media related communication and remarkable use of media by non-profit organisations.

  • Still from animation of one boy jokingly taking a snapchat of another boy's

    Another shameful anti-sexting ad

    By on 16 January 2015

    We’ve seen it before. Well-meaning adults in cause marketing try to shame youth out of digitally sharing sexual pictures — or “sexting” — by reminding them of the grave consequences to their life and reputation. As if they didn’t...

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  • Cut and paste with The Sun

    By on 1 December 2014

    What happens if you collect The Sun, the British tabloid, for 6 months, cut out every picture of every man and every woman, find a wall and start sticking? Fine piece of data visualization of Kate Hardie for No...

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  • Canadian Journalists for Free Expression: Information is ammunition

    Information is ammunition unfortunately

    By on 4 August 2014

    ‘Information is ammunition’ is the latest campaign from CJFE, the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. It is an incomprehensible variation on ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’. Every sane person will understand that the used visuals in this...

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  • SocialPlanes

    It’s time for you to tell a little story. With #SocialPlanes

    By on 4 June 2014

    Do you want to tell a story and don’t have SnapChat, Twitter, Facebook or Whatsapp? Use SocialPlanes. Because we don’t always need a phone. The paper planes are easy to make with the templates available at this website.

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  • Facebook’s new product line: Ads for Dictators

    Facebook’s new product line: Ads for Dictators #Syria

    By on 3 June 2014

    On Election day in Syria evidence has come to light that Facebook has been running advertisements from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who just last week faced accusations of war crimes at the UN Security Council. In response, activist group...

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  • Does Media Matter for International Development?

    Does Media Matter for International Development?

    By on 7 May 2014

    ‘Does Media Matter for International Development?’ is a rhetorical question. From encouraging charitable donations and delivering public health messages to promoting democratic participation and state accountability; the media can play a crucial role in development. How should we respond...

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  • Food Porn Index Highlights the Imbalance in Food-Related Social Discussions

    Food Porn Index Highlights the Imbalance in Food-Related Social Discussions

    By on 7 May 2014

    ‘Food Porn’ is a known term to social media channels. 30% of Americans who use social media define the term “food porn” as a visual of food. It’s the practice of photographing, posting and socializing about one’s meals and...

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  • urliterature: Promote reading with an URL lengthener

    Promote reading with an URL lengthener

    By on 25 February 2014

    Reading a book is enjoyable. Sadly, reading is out of fashion today. That’s why the Russian online store respublica.ru created a url lengthener to promote books thru your links. Preferably boring links. Try this link and see how it...

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  • Heartvertising: Follow your heart. Also in advertising.

    Follow your heart. Also in advertising.

    By on 23 February 2014

    In social advertising, as here on Osocio, we are familiar with emotions. Because it is not about physical things but real people’s problems. Advertising to overcome problems. It is often about pain and sorrow. But almost always with a...

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  • Lindsay Bottos: Documenting the reality of online harassment

    Documenting the reality of online harassment

    By on 31 January 2014

    Lindsay Bottos is a 21-year-old Photography student at the Maryland Institute College of Art. As part of her evolving artistic expression,  she posts a lot of self-portraits online. While “selfies” get a little tired, serious self-portraits of the vulnerable...

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