Betty Paton talks to the Regional Director of the Inter-Press Service (IPS) Africa, Kudzai Makombe, on her thoughts about the rise of social media and the smartphone across the continent.
Making your research accessible
If research can’t be found, or is not easily understood by target audiences it simply does not travel, falling at the first hurdle in the process of trying to bring about change.
We love to gather new opinions and insights into approaches to research uptake and dissemination. This week, I was fortunate to grab a Q&A with David Girling on social media.
Join us for our first Research to Action free Webinar! Guest speaker, Social Media Consultant Betty Paton, will be presenting on her experience managing the @DFID_Research twitter account for the Department for International Development from 2010 to 2013.
IFTTT is a tool created to make your technology communicate better by using customised ‘recipes’. In this post, Ingvild Storm Stiland explores the ways in which this tool could revolutionise your day-to-day online working practices.
Kwame Owino is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Economic Affairs – Kenya. In this Q&A interview, he discusses why he writes a weekly blog column in the Daily Nation.
Zilper Audi, Communications Officer at IEA Kenya, summarizes IEA Kenya’s positive experience with social media as well as outlines a number of reasons why think tanks need to get on social media.
This guide to Twitter takes you from setting up an account, through building Twitter relationships, to creating and managing lists. It also focuses on policies and procedures, style and tone-of-voice and strategic Twitter goals.
In this post, Anushka Wijesinha reflects upon his experiences of using Twitter as a researcher engaged in policy-focused research, arguing that it provides a valuable tool for a number of reasons – from tracking debates to communicating his research.
The following practical tips have been put together to assist you in making the most of twitter, specifically monitoring and evaluating the impact your twitter activity is having.
Pete Cranston and Pier Andrea Pirani take a look at social media from the perspective of user engagement and explore some key issues that emerge.
This post launches our new social media engagement series that explores how to utilise social media effectively in research uptake activities. Join-us as we explore issues linked to the use and measurement of social media.
The research presented in this report was conducted during 2010 – 2011, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) and…