I’m stopping Help Me Investigate, my collaborative investigation project. It’s time to rip it up and start again.
This year has seen the launch of a number of impressive crowdfunded and crowdsourced projects on platforms including Beacon and Contributoria – plus OpenCorporates Missions and the enormously impressive Bellingcat. Their rise, for me, confirms that there is no longer a need for the original mission that Help Me Investigate took on way back in 2009. Continue reading →
A Twitter network identified by Bluenose
A version of this post originally appeared on Help Me Investigate Welfare.
Every so often on Help Me Investigate we compile a list* of people on Twitter to follow on particular issues. Here’s how we do it:
1. Search Twitter biographies only
The quickest way to kick off your Twitter list is to search Twitter biographies for users who mention the areas you’re interested in.
Twitter tool FollowerWonk has a facility for searching biographies on the site – make sure you select “search Twitter bios only” from the drop-down menu. Continue reading →