The internet is an incredibly powerful tool in communication for development. Wider and wider access to the internet is allowing information to flow between people from the far reaches of the world like never before. And it’s an amazing resource for sharing the voices of those who are marginalised.
Social networks are a big part of good communication, with people more often sharing high quality information with each other. We can do so much more than just broadcast information: we can start global dialogues.
We’re happy to announce that you can now connect with Panos London on Google+ as another way of sharing and spreading voices that were once seldom heard.
We’re of course still using our existing social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr, and we’re putting more energies into these platforms to really stimulate discussions about international development to ensure everyone can hear the voices of poor and marginalised people around the world.
There are a whole host of reasons why Panos London is now using Google+ as well. Here’s a few of them:
- If you’re a Google+ user, it’s now so much easier to share Panos London articles and resources with your circles.
- Google+ lets people look at and interact with the things we post without having to ‘log in’, ‘register’ or have your own ‘profile’. You can just go to the page and see what’s there.
- It’s integrated with the Google search engine and other Google services, like Documents and YouTube, so it’s going to get easier and easier to socially network with Panos London while you’re working with our resources.
- Hangouts are an interesting facility, working similarly to Skype, and with Circles and Direct Connect there are all sorts of new facilities being offered by Google that we’d like to investigate, with your help. Connect with us and we can let you know what kind of projects we can start up together.
We’ve improving all of our social media connections, so very soon you’ll be able to share things to see from Panos London in a variety of different ways – whatever suits you!