(With apologies for any cross-posting)

Hi and thanks for joining this "Future of ICTs and Development" social network at http://groups.comminit.com/ict4d - there are over 2,500 people who have joined - it is a pleasure to have you engaged and sharing your persectives, ideas and analysis in support of the work of everyone in this network.

I guess we all wonder what key strategic principles we should work to for developing effective ICT for Development initiatives - principles that will drive greater impact through both use and engagement.

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a presentation by Dr José Luis Orihuela from the University of Navarra in Spain - see http://www.unav.es/fcom/profesores/orihuela.htm for details.

He outlined the 8 principles below. They intrigued me. I would welcome your review and critique of these from your local, national and international development perspective?

Are they the 8 you would have chosen?

What would you delete or add?

Why?

To contribute please click on the link below, log in (your user name is at the beginning of this email, your password can be recovered if you have forgotten it!), scroll down and click on Add Comment. We would all benefit from everyone's substantive review and debate starting with these 8 principles:

#1 Establish a consistent social media presence

#2 Produce, title and tag content to enhance findability

#3 Make your content more shareable

#4 Find, follow and contact social media influencers in your area

#5 Induce virality: crossposting and crosslinking strategies

#6 Reach traditional media

#7 Think transnational: bridgeblogging

#8 Listen, learn and monitor the conversation

Please do share your strategic analysis and ideas so we can all learn from each other.

Thanks - Warren

Warren Feek
Executive Director
The Communication Initiative