How to register and upload

Create an account

  • Write to sara.baker@takebackthetech.net to request an account.
  • Check your email for a message from us. Click on the link in the email to go to the "Password reset" page.
  • Click "login" and type your new password. In the future, find the login on the righthand side of the webpage.
  • Select your language and timezone. Click "OK".
  • After you login, choose one of the options on the right column under your username, such as "Content list", "ka-BLOG profile", "create content", to move forward.

Create a profile

There are two types of profiles depending on what you are doing as part of the campaign.

1. ka-BLOG profile

Create a ka-BLOG profile to write and publish blog posts on the website. You can use the blog to talk about your campaign, participate in actions or share thoughts. If you also have a local campaign profile, blog posts will be listed under your campaign page and in ka-BLOG.

A. If you are using the website to write and publish blog posts:

  • Fill in your "ka-BLOGGER name". This is will be the author of your blog posts. You can use your username, real name or name of your local campaign.
  • You can ignore all the other options in the form.
  • Under "Participation", select "I will be using this campaign site to publish my ka-BLOG posts".
  • Click "Save" and you're finished.

B. If you have a blog on your own site and want your posts to appear on our website, fill in all the details:

  • Fill in your "ka-BLOGGER name". This is will be published as the author of your blog posts. You can use your username, real name or name of your local campaign.
  • Fill in the name and address of your blog.
  • Fill in "Feed title" (title of your site's RSS feed) and "Feed URL" (web address of your site's RSS feed). This will allow Take Back the Tech! to automatically pull content from your blog site to our ka-BLOG page.
  • Select the "Update Interval" based on how often you update your blog.
  • Under "Aggregator category", click "takebackthetech" and "violence against women".
  • Under "Participation", select "I will be using my own blog to ka-BLOG".
  • Click "Save" and you're finished.

If you want to make changes to your profile, just click on "edit" and it will take you back to the form.

2. Local action profile

If you are organising a Take Back The Tech! campaign, users can learn about your group and campaign plans and access your campaign materials through a local action profile. Your campaign will be listed under the "TBTT Campaigns" section. Be sure to copy the link of your profile to share with your networks.

  • Login and go to "Local action profile".
  • For "Local group name", fill in the name of your organisation or campaign.
  • For "Image", upload an image that represents your campaign such as your organisation's logo or a Take Back The Tech! campaign logo you have adapted or created.
  • Select your language.
  • Write a brief description about your organisation or network.
  • The "Local campaign website title" can be the name of your organisation's website or your local campaign website if you have one. Likewise for "Local campaign website URL".
  • Write a brief description of your plans for the current or upcoming TBTT campaign.
  • Click on "Location" to select where your campaign is taking place.
  • Click "Save" and you're finished.

Upload content

To upload multimedia materials, you must first create an account and log in. You will see options for uploading content at the top of the page: blog post, image, audio file, postcard, video. Click on the type of media you want to upload.

Choosing “image” allows you to upload photographs, logos, banners and screen shots. Choosing “postcard” will allow you to upload digital postcards, which can be sent to friends as e-cards, as well as posters.

The types of audio files that you can upload are mp3, wav and mid. Most audio files are saved as mp3. Make sure your audio file is not more than 32MB.

You won't be able to upload videos directly to the site. First, publish it on a video publishing and sharing site like YouTube, Vimeo, etc. They will automatically provide you with an embed code once you upload your video. Copy that code and paste it in the “Embedded Video” section. Make sure you get permission to publish from the people who appear in the video.

When selecting an issue to associate with your content, you can choose more than one category by holding down the “shift” key as you click. If your content is associated with a particular daily action, choose that action. Otherwise, select "None".