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Technology Stewardship in Trinidad and Tobago

Technology stewardship is a leadership role within any kind of community of practice.  The Tech Steward facilitates and demonstrates change leadership in the adoption and use of low cost digital technologies for communications, training, and knowledge transfer. The MARS Lab in the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta has been collaborating with partners in four [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|ICT4D, JETI|

Be careful with choosing keywords!

We've been working with FrontlineSMS (FLSMS) and Twilio to support SMS-based digital outreach with a community partner in Edmonton.  FLSMS is a cloud-based SMS client and database.  Twilio is a gateway service that relays SMS to/from FLSMS. Using this combination of services, we set up a keyword-based subscription service that would make it easy for the [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|FrontlineSMS, SMS|

Text message hotline for human trafficking victims now state law – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

California will be introducing a law to require that human trafficking hotlines to include a text messaging option.  The project will include a short code BE-FREE (233-733) for reporting by text message. Source: Text message hotline for human trafficking victims now state law – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

By | October 11th, 2017|Human trafficking, SMS, text messaging|