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Exploring the potentials of blogging for development (PLA 59)

Christian Kreutz

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Christian Kreutz explores the potential of blogging for development. A blog enables users to engage in two-way conversations and link to one another to form new information-sharing networks. Blogging represents a shift from a more traditional, top-down mode of communication to a more 'publicly open and transparent' one. While the use of blogging for development is beginning to gain popularity, these blogs are still in limited use - and issues of access and literacy remain a fundamental challenge in many parts of the world.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

Article in: PLA 59. Guest editors: Holly Ashley, Jon Corbett, Ben Garside and Giacomo Rambaldi. Published by IIED and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA).

Keywords: Web 2.0, Web2forDev, ICT, ICT4D, mobile, Internet.

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