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Increased Internet access brings about the rise of the Digital Humanitarian

People at Work 250Digital Humanitarians are changing the world, according to a recent article in the Huffington Post. If you have ever responded to a need by donating money, goods and services over the internet or used social media to share a disaster aid campaign, you are a “Digital Humanitarian” – someone who provides help using online services.

With the majority of internet access taking place over smartphones and devices and the ubiquity of social media and web sites like GoFundMe, it’s now easier than ever to make a big impact with minimal effort. Organizers of relief efforts see their projects blossom quickly as digital forensics, map making and data mining tools allow them to mount campaigns and communicate them more quickly.



About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit


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