Recently we got around to creating a contact list for all the cases we’ve published so that we could notify them of their content on betterplace. No small task considering there are now over 320 cases and counting.
But the task was long overdue, and given the replies, completely worth the effort. We’ve received so many nice email responses and valuable feedback on how organizations mentioned have evolved in the meantime (some cases were written over a year ago now!).
There were a few difficulties regarding understanding our German text for English speaking cases, however they resourcefully approximated our meaning through a combination of rusty German, friends and family with German language skills, and the always helpful Google Translate. It is really validating and heartwarming to hear some of the responses.
Escape the city’s Adele Barlow responded:
Hi - thanks so much for sending this to us! We just used Google Translate and read it out at the office. Loved it. Thanks again.
Frontline SMS said:
Hey, Thanks so much for letting us know, herzlichen Dank!
From the Walkabout Foundation we received:
Thank you so much for informing us. We are honored to be featured on your website. Thank you for writing about us! We really appreciate your support and do let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
With best regards,
Carolina and the Walkabout Foundation team
There were plenty of simple “thank yous” and a good amount of interest and appreciation for our own work here at betterplace lab as well.
Considering the amount of time that’s passed since older cases were published, we’ve updated cases as feedback has come in and hope to provide our readers with the most accurate and up to date information available about the organizations that operate at the interstices of social causes and digital media. From now on we hope to send out notifications at more or less the same time we publish a case. We’d like to thank everyone for all the responses received so far and we look forward to those still to come!