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Notes about newsfeeds

AUTOMIZED “GRAPPING SERVICES/MAGAZINES”

1) paper.li
Once upon a time I set up this ‘newspaper’ www.paper.li/mikaidt/1368880419
…which generates its content by itself (according to the search criterias set up by the user) and is published as an e-mail-newsletter once a day. I sometimes become aware of a good story / some interesting information that way. I also subscribe to two other ‘papers’ produced by individuals.

 

MANUAL “GRAPPING SERVICES/MAGAZINES”

2) rebelmouse.com
So far, I’ve just been subscribing to a few newsletters and set up a few pages to embed elsewhere. I’d like to learn more about the features of rebelmouse, because they seem really good.

3) scoop.it
I’ve been collecting/bookmarking articles I found interesting (and therefore possibly would want to be able to find again) in five different ‘categories’/curated newsfeeds on scoop.it: www.scoop.it/u/mik-aidt
With the use of Google Alerts and a number of RSS-feeds, scoop.it gives a good range of suggestions of new articles which you would never have heard of otherwise.

4) pinterest.com
I am enjoying pinterest.com as a ‘bookmark’ site. I’ve created a range of categories here:
www.pinterest.com/mikaidt
…which I update whenever I find something I’d like to “keep” in my memorybank.

5) facebook.com
I often end up spending up most of my time in the Facebook environment which is a great place for picking up news that don’t come up in the mainstream news, in the fields of climate science, fracking, social movements, etc.
I think I must be updating or assisting with updating over 20 pages by now, in the climate/sustainability field for instance:
www.facebook.com/FossilFuelFreeFuture
www.facebook.com/TheSustainableHour
www.facebook.com/ClimateSafety
www.facebook.com/CleantechGeelong
www.facebook.com/FrackFreeGeelong
www.facebook.com/TransitionEastGeelong
www.facebook.com/CultureFutures

 

AUTOMIZED NEWS-SCANNER / NEWS-PROVIDER

6) getprismatic.com and news.me
One of the best sources for climate, environment & sustainability news, I’ve found, is the combination of having a twitter account with many climate-tweeting friends, and then setting up a news.me newsletter and a www.getprismatic.com account accordingly, which then feeds on and filters through all the tweets that your friends are tweeting.

 

OTHERS

7) diigo.com
Have been following a group in diigo.com, but haven’t yet found out how I can make better use of it. If you have to log in every time in order to be able see the content, then I reckon it is a dead-end.

8) noowit.com
Looks supercool, but is it all looks? I haven’t figured out yet how to get going with noowit.com

 

I don’t think it can ever be an ‘either-or’ with these many different possibilites, but we do have a need to test and learn which sites work best for which kind of communication and reaches which groups of people. We should and could get better at cooperating, collaborating and coordinating the work which many of us are doing individually in this field.


Inhabitat is looking for writers

“Calling all writers with a passion for design and the environment – Inhabitat is hiring! We’re looking for dedicated writers interested in covering breaking developments in the fields of sustainable design, green architecture, clean technology, and environmental news. Our ideal candidates avidly follow developments in one or more of these fields and are able to source and write daily stories with speed, clarity, precision and wit.
We’re offering a platform to broadcast your voice to millions of monthly readers around the globe as well as the ability to work from anywhere and competitive per-post pay. If you think you’d be a great new addition to the Inhabitat team, send the following information to editor [at] inhabitat.com with the headline “New Inhabitat Writer”:
1. A one paragraph bio telling us a bit about yourself, what your interests/specialties are, and why you would make a fantastic writer for Inhabitat.
2. 1-3 published story clips or links to online articles you have written.
3. Three story ideas that you would like to write for Inhabitat.”
inhabitat.com/inhabitat-is-hiring-new-writers-apply-today

Also:
SUBMIT A STORY
Have a story you would like to publish on Inhabitat? We accept submissions from readers, and will publish anything that interests us and matches our focus for the site. Please tell us why this story is interesting and make sure your SHORT description is composed of grammatically correct complete sentences – as your post will be published as-is. Thank you!
inhabitat.com/submit-story


$13 million grant: Accelerating Inclusion and Mitigating Emissions

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), represented by the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean (USAID/LAC), Office of Sustainable Landscapes is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. Organizations for a Cooperative Agreement for a five-year program entitled “Accelerating Inclusion and Mitigating Emissions” (AIME).

USAID is contemplating awarding a single Cooperative Agreement totaling approximately $2.6 million per year for the five-year period, for a total amount not to exceed $13 million, subject to the availability of funds.

Organizations may submit only one application for the Cooperative Agreement.

USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. The Award will be made to the responsible applicant whose application offers the best value to the U.S. Government.

The overall goal of the Accelerating Inclusion and Mitigating Emissions (AIME) program is to increase participation of marginalized, forest-based communities in “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+) deals in order to mitigate global climate change (GCC) emissions.

This goal will be achieved by work in three areas:
(1) creating tools and approaches that help local communities engage with the private sector more confidently and productively on resource management in general and carbon credits in particular;
(2) improving the capacity of sub-national governments to play a critical role in community-based REDD+ programs, with a focus on developing legal, regulatory and administrative frameworks to support fair inclusion of indigenous and Afro-descendent communities in REDD+; and,
(3) bringing community, local and regional government and private sector representatives together to develop new approaches to negotiate REDD+ contracts.

| More information: grants.gov



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