Trigger is a “retaliatory giving” mobile platform that allows enraged Twitter users to instantly donate to causes they care about, and have their donations linked publicly to the offending comments that spurred them to donate in the first place.
Opinary, an audience engagement and insights platform that partners with leading European news publications, just launched in the U.S. The platform uses editorial polls embedded in news stories to encourage users to share their opinions. This creates a live insights dashboard that shows how users feel about particular news topics and which issues are the most (and least) controversial.
Want to think more deeply about how the emotions that media projects evoke might trigger action? Spend some quality time with this smart and beautiful interactive visualization, which was designed in consultation with researchers and the Dalai Lama. One key insight: anger can trigger many different actions, disgust fewer.
NewsWhip Analytics helps news organizations understand content performance and make strategic decisions about distribution by providing a near-real time view of comprehensive social media and engagement data. Users can also compare and analyze engagement trends over longer spans of time.
The Culture Lab developed to “help both seasoned and budding social change activists imagine and design stories that boost attention to issues, engage audiences more deeply, and increase the influence of campaigns.” These include tools for building creative teams, choosing the best story format, knowing your audience and more.
SoPact provides a social impact assessment platform for foundations and impact-driven organizations that uses shared metrics to help aggregate collective data across multiple projects and sites and generate compelling impact stories.
Reuters built its own algorithmic prediction tool to help it spot (and verify) breaking news on Twitter
November 30 2016
Reuters News Tracer is a custom tool that monitors Twitter for breaking news events in real-time, collecting verifiable information and metadata while filtering out opinions and spam. If a tweet scores high enough using to meet Reuters’ verification criteria, it will be considered for reporters to use in their own reporting of breaking news events. However, scores will change over time as reporting unfolds. The system “essentially reverse-engineered the process of spotting and verifying unconfirmed reports, combining the skills of reporters with the speed of an algorithm.”
New tool aims to parse the value of online ad viewing
November 22 2016
Moat is a new real-time tool that assigns video ads a score between 0 and 100. It’s designed to assess how well ads are working based not only on how long people watch or listen to them but also “the percentage of ‘screen real estate’ they occupy.” To do this, it takes into account whether people are watching ads in their entirety, in full-screen mode, and with the sound on or off.
Why we unveiled new assessment tools for our grantees
November 8 2016
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation explains why it’s providing new assessment tools—the DataArts platform and the Arts Education Data Dashboard for Education, to help grantees better document the impact of their work. These tools will “make it easier for organizations to document their work, surface patterns, be part of a bigger community working toward similar goals, and share stories and key information with supporters and funders.”
Public Good connects people, nonprofit organizations and media outlets around causes they care about. Through online action tools like the Take Action button, Give to a Cause button and more, Public Good provides “best practices, data-based insights and a platform that was designed from the ground up to reflect how people organize around causes, not how they can be funneled in a sales tool.”
Impact tracking in action: Build your own impact taxonomy with Chalkbeat’s MORI
October 24 2016
Chalkbeat’s Ryan Sholin shares the evolution of the MORI (Measures of Our Reporting’s Influence) tool, which is now available as a free open source download. He also provides the organization’s impact taxonomy, which includes both “Informed Action” (lawsuits, policy changes, government investigations, etc.) and “Informed Debate” (citations, credits, links, and story republication to drive public conversation).