Month: November 2008

Skype and Fring with the Reconstructed

Skype and Fring with the Reconstructed

This morning we had our last session with the reconstructed team and we explored the use of Skype and Fring as a means of reconstructing lives. The technology is only the facilitator in this process and many of the team realised that having access to Skype allows them the opportunity to connect with many others …

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Networking and 27 Dinner in Port Elizabeth

Networking and 27 Dinner in Port Elizabeth

I had a very exciting trip to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape to establish a network with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) for using technology for community empowerment. In collaboration with NMMU we hope to expand the DAS system in to Eastern Cape. Will keep you updated on its progress. I was also …

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Mom2.0: Cafe Session

Mom2.0: Cafe Session

Today we had another interesting session with the ladies from the Mom2.0 project. The women are beginning to explore with social networking and especially doing well with the mobile phones. Seems as if many of them are very open to explore how they can use social media to help others.

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Drug Advice Support using Technology

Drug Advice Support using Technology

Today we had another successful session with DAS using MXit. In our two hour session we managed to get more than 1400 messages. The good news is that we are moving in the right direction with the development of the system as it seems to be more stable in recent sessions. We definitely excited of …

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A week of Tweets and FriendFeeds

A week of Tweets and FriendFeeds

The past week we’ve seen an increased use by our reconstructed team using twitter. In one week we’ve seen between the group almost 3000 tweets!!! Not only have they caught on the micro-blogging phenomenon but also had the privilege of sitting in a session last Saturday on FriendFeed presented by Johan Horak. The session was …

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A Safer MXit: Parental Control of Chatrooms

A Safer MXit: Parental Control of Chatrooms

With the increased concerns from parents around their children using .MXit and going into chatrooms. The initiative by MXit to disable public chat rooms has been welcomed by the public including Child Line. According to Herman Heunis, CEO, of MXit “The merits of this have been under discussion for a very long time and we …

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Tweetrepreneur: Emergence of the Twitter Entrepreneur

Tweetrepreneur: Emergence of the Twitter Entrepreneur

Seeing the advancement of micro-blogging and the expansive use of twitter it is no surprise that we see more twitter tools being developed supporting this phenomenon. Is it possible that people would be interested in what you’re actually doing? At first this might sound insane but when you begin the journey of posting your first …

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