Have you come across the CD4 network yet? Well, if you’re working in communications and for a development organisation then this may be worth a look. The peer network is invitation only, but you can find out more about it here.
You may also find interesting a post on Mashable which discusses how social media and other online tools are affecting crisis-responses. Old faithfuls like Facebook and Twitter are mentioned here, alongside other sites that may be less familiar such as Crowdmap.com and Ushahidi. Read the article here.
Mashable also report on how governmental agencies are using (or not using) social media to alert their citizens to dangers. While US-based, this is perhaps an indication of what may happen elsewhere. Here’s the article.
Finally on this topic, those of you who followed the whole saga of the Kony 2012 video (see my round up, here) recently may be interested to learn that its successor video, KONY 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous, has received 1.7 million views since launching… but this is a mere 2% of the original video’s views in its first five days. Read more about this in Mashable.