How to use social media in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, India and elsewhere is a huge challenge for many, including those in the developing world.
But the world is increasingly becoming a place where people are not only comfortable talking to strangers but are also increasingly comfortable sharing their stories.
The Guardian is launching a new initiative to help people in this space find their way, and we are also inviting our readers to help shape the future of social media by telling us how to do it better.
As the digital divide between rich and poor becomes ever more stark, it is becoming increasingly important for us to understand the experiences of those who are most marginalised, or disadvantaged in any way, by technology.
To do so, we need to understand their experiences, what they want, and what they don’t want.
And, as we learn more about the ways in which our world is changing, we also need to reflect on our own.
So to that end, we are launching the Global Voices Network, a new project in which we are inviting readers to tell us how they want to use the internet and social media to tackle the challenges facing them.
The Global Voices project will allow readers to nominate their favourite digital technologies and share their experiences using them.
To help us discover these technologies, we will publish selected stories that we think are of the highest quality, and the GlobalVoices project will select a small number of stories for inclusion on our website.
We are aiming to reach over 10,000 readers this year, and will aim to reach this number in 2018.
We also want to highlight the most promising digital technologies, including some of the most powerful and disruptive innovations in the digital space.
To this end, GlobalVoice will feature in the coming weeks the latest in emerging digital innovation, and its aim is to make the web as open as it can be.
In this special edition, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite technologies that are in the news this year.
Read more about our mission.
Our global digital team is based in London, with offices in Berlin, New York, and New Delhi.
Our mission is to bring together the best in the business and the brightest minds from across the globe to help us make the internet more open, transparent, inclusive and democratic.
Our team includes experts in areas ranging from global public policy, technology, consumer protection, data, human rights, and technology policy, and they are supported by a diverse group of experts in technology, business and policy.
The team is also committed to helping us achieve our objectives through innovation and collaboration.