Browsing the "Hashtag" Tag

How A Production Company Faked ‘Instagram Migrant’ Account

September 15th, 2015 | by EJC

An Instagram account purportedly documenting a migrant’s journey from Dakar, Senegal, to Spain began trending earlier this year after the Huffington Post shared a story about it. The account, which was in fact created by a Spanish production company, is emblematic of the hazards that come with taking what we see on social media at face value


Establishing Social Media Hashtag Standards For Disaster Response

November 24th, 2014 | by EJC

While information scarcity has long characterized our information landscapes, today’s information-scapes are increasingly marked by an overflow of information—Big Data. To this end, encouraging the proactive standardization of hashtags may be one way to reduce this Big Data challenge


The Filipino Government’s Official Strategy On Crisis Hashtags

July 29th, 2014 | by EJC

The Filipino Government has had an official strategy on promoting the use of crisis hashtags since 2012. Recently, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) and the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (PCDSPO-OPS) have kindly shared their their 7-page strategy, Patrick Meier elaborates.


Featured Tool: Tame

June 26th, 2014 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Tame



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