As a global disaster relief agency, it is important that Service International’s website be able to “tell the story” from the time first responders arrive on the scene through the restoration process, and capture the impact to the people they help.
In order to achieve this, we had to put simple tools into the hands of the people in the field that allow them to get their stories, photos, and videos on the site easily. Utilizing many free services, such as Flickr, Vimeo, and WordPress we were able to do just that. Teams in the field can upload content directly to the site by simply sending an email to a private email address – the system automatically posts the body of the email to the site as a new page, and embeds any attached images or videos in the page automatically. No special technical skills needed – if you can send an email, you can keep the content up-to-date, and in real-time.