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Featured Case Study

Your Georgian Parliament is Texting You

Transparency International Georgia is working to make information about Parliament available to more people via SMS messaging. The civil society organization was recently awarded a grant from the Open Society Institute and is several months into a project that sends Twitter-like messages on Parliamentary scheduling information. Derek Dohler, Digital Analyst for TI Georgia, said that information on upcoming meeting agendas and drafts is not readily available to many in Georgia.

The text messages speed up the process of getting information out, Dohler said. Right now, information about what is happening in Parliament is available weekly or semi-weekly, but there is no way for people to get an up-to-the-minute idea of what is really going on, Dohler said. spoke with Dohler to hear how the project is going.

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Featured Mobile Tool

 We help churches and nonprofits create mobile web apps that are affordable and effective at optimizing all of the main necessary components that are necessary on every mobile phone and tablet that are web enabled.

We provide a development tool at that allows easy creation of a mobile site with an optional assist from us.  We also provide complete development, updating, sms/txting and management options at

Simple nonprofit uses have also included and

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Featured How-to

How to Add Location Information to Mobile Content

Map Marker Location information can add value to your stories  and content and can help journalists who report on specific communities, reporters who create venue-specific multimedia, or citizen journalists who cover events in which location is relevant.

Location information has many advantages: It provides more context. It helps journalists and publishers find an interested audience; users searching for information around specific locations will most easily find information that is tagged with a location. Location information lends itself to aggregation; content with location information can be put on maps and other visualizations, which makes it more appealing for audiences to examine. Through this, it can be used in pattern-finding. Aggregations may show interesting patterns that would not be evident from individual reports. Finally, location information can leverage social media.

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