Mobilising Your Community Through Mobile Phones

Effective outreach means making the most of offline and online communications. If the people you want to reach are not using the internet, they may have mobile phones. A tool such as Twitter can help you coordinate activities by allowing you to communicate with a large number of people through their mobile phones.


  • Send and receive messages to and from mobile phones (by SMS), webpages, or from IM/Jabber/gchat. Send messages to a group of 'followers' or send direct messages to one person.

  • Computer to computer voice calls including video calls (if you have a webcam) can be made securely using a microphone and computer. If you buy skype credit, you can call land or mobile phone lines at a low-cost rate depending on your location. Others can also call you from a land or mobile phone line if you use SkypeIn, provided you are online. You can also send SMS texts to mobiles at a low cost and make conference calls with multiple skype users and landlines along with conference text based chats.

  • Mobile application to upload photos and video from your phone to web-based services like Flickr, blip.tv, wordpress. Can tag and add comments on the phone. Back up the contacts on your phone to the web. Get others' photos, videos on your phone.

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