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The Future of Election Monitoring

BY Jessica McKenzie | Friday, December 13 2013

What does an algorithm know about the difference between tamales and Tamale, Ghana? (Flickr/fcastellanos)

The Social Media Tracking Centre (SMTC) is an election monitoring process that pulls in information from multiple data streams—Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and blogs and websites—and can be used to generate visualizations and other analytics. It was first launched to monitor Nigeria's elections in April 2011, and then subsequently used in Liberia, Ghana and Kenya.

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On Innovation, Social Change and Tech: TechSoup is Stirring the Pot

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 12 2011

Back in February, about 200 people gathered at Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus for an unusual gathering of non-profit leaders, funders, corporate donors, social media experts, capacity-building organizations and other ... Read More