Document & Visualise

Large amounts of complex data can overwhelm a campaign. A campaign is only effective if people understand and connect with the information it has to share. These services can help you illuminate and document your subject in compelling and interesting ways.

Documenting Your Issue

Photos documenting abuses and human rights violations can be posted online to be shared with a wider audience, using photo-sharing services like flickr. If your main objective is to ensure that a lot of people see your photos, then you should probably post them on popular sites such as flickr and You Tube. However you should be aware that these sites will and do censor postings. If you are posting sensitive material primarily to share it with your allies then you should consider other means of circulating your documentation.

Explaining Your Issue

The power of free video sharing websites such as YouTube and Blip.TV can ensure that if you have a video explaining your cause, anyone with access to broadband internet will be able to watch it. They also make it easier to embed videos into your own website. However, you should be aware that these sites will and do censor video postings. If you are posting sensitive materials that you need to share primarily with your allies, rather than with a large audience, then you should consider alternatives like Witness' Hub or Engage Media's Plumi.

Mapping Your Issue

There are lots of ways to make complicated information easier to understand. Plotting locations on a map is just one tactic for doing this, and Google Maps makes it easy to display or pinpoint a number of addresses or locations on a map.

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