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Volume 59, Number 1, June 2009
Web 2.0 tools and approaches are radically changing the ways we create, share, collaborate and publish digital information through the Internet. Participatory Web 2.0 for development - or Web2forDev for short - is a way of employing web services to intentionally improve information-sharing and online collaboration for development. Web 2.0 presents us with new opportunities for change - as well as challenges - that we need to better understand and grasp. This special issue shares learning and reflections from practice and considers the ways forward for using Web 2.0 for development

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pp. 3-6(4)

Theme Section: Overview

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Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development
pp. 8-20(13)
Authors: Ashley, Holly; Corbett, Jon; Jones, Dave; Garside, Ben; Rambaldi, Giacomo

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The two hands of Web2forDev: a conference summary
pp. 21-26(6)
Author: Addison, Chris

Theme Section: Studies of Web 2.0 tools

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Exploring the potentials of blogging for development
pp. 28-33(6)
Author: Kreutz, Christian

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Theme Section: Issue-Based Studies

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Tools for enhancing knowledge-sharing in agriculture: improving rural livelihoods in Uganda
pp. 59-64(6)
Authors: Karamagi, Ednah Akiiki; Nakirya, Mary

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Web 2.0 for Aboriginal cultural survival: a new Australian outback movement
pp. 71-78(8)
Authors: Corbett, Jon; Singleton, Guy; Muir, Kado

Theme Section: Theory and Reflection on Practice

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Circling the point: from ICT4D to Web 2.0 and back again
pp. 80-86(7)
Author: Esterhuysen, Anriette

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Web 2.0 tools for development: simple tools for smart people
pp. 87-94(8)
Author: Zuckerman, Ethan

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The Web2forDev story: towards a community of practice
pp. 95-104(10)
Authors: Barth, Anja; Rambaldi, Giacomo

Tips for Trainers

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Glossary of Web 2.0 terms
pp. 121-124(4)

In Touch

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In Touch
pp. 125-133(9)

RCPLA Network

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RCPLA Network
pp. 134-136(3)

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