Kenyan blogger and activist Ory Okolloh, the face of Africa's flourishing open data movement, tells DW why she wants greater cooperation between techies, business, government and social actors.
People have complained about events from Ferguson not appearing in their Facebook newsfeeds. They feel that the news on the world's largest social network may be skewed. But should we be blaming Facebook or ourselves?
Argentina's ComentaTV tracks literally every tweet and Facebook utterance you make to help global brands and TV networks sell more stuff. They say it's good for democracy too.
The banks wouldn't give him a loan, so Cameroonian Georges Badjang approached a crowdfunding platform. Although relatively unknown in Africa, this alternative source of finance is helping his firm grow.
As air pollution becomes a growing public health issue, grassroots movements around the world are using social media to engage communities and raise pressure on authorities to clean up cities.
It started three weeks ago and quickly took off when celebrities began to get involved. The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has become an internet sensation. The goal: to raise awareness and much needed funds for research.
Media expert Jeff Jarvis says rapid technological change should be embraced in spite of fears.
Many seniors don’t have access to the Internet at home, even though they could benefit from it.
Lured by the growing number of online shoppers in the world's second most populous country, US e-commerce giant Amazon has decided to massively expand its activities in India, despite significant challenges.
More than 12,000 requests have been filed with Google to be "forgotten". DW looks at what it means for the company and the local authorities that will have to deal with the demands to be expunged from the Internet.
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US freelance journalist James Foley has reportedly been executed by "Islamist State" (IS) militants. In response, a Twitter campaign has been started to stop the spread of violent postings by the IS.
Berlin tech scene startup Geekettes is building a network of female tech entrepreneurs and professionals. It's mentoring startups - and partnering with big software firms to try to get more women interested in IT jobs.
DW's Global Media Forum brings together journalists, bloggers and decision makers. Read the keynote speech by Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General, Council of Europe, Norway.
Unbridled enthusiasm for mobile phones, an up-and-coming Internet scene, a population where every second person is younger than 25 - all this represents fertile breeding ground for digital innovation.
A 23-year-old blogger and photojournalist from Egypt won The Bobs' highest honors for online activism. Mosa'ab Elshamy was recognized for his powerful work from the streets of Cairo.
Twitter is changing how diplomats interact and influencing how we see global leaders. From embarrassing tweets and international spats, the public is getting to see a different side of diplomacy, says a new study.
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