Month: February 2009

What lies ahead for Drug Advice Support (DAS)?

What lies ahead for Drug Advice Support (DAS)?

Well after over a year of concept and development with the Drug Advice Support (DAS) system how far have we journeyed and what lies ahead of us. We celebrate a year of Advice Support, although it only went live August 2008, we’ve seen change and innovation through this process. What began as a little experiment …

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How to be glamorous…

How to be glamorous…

Well how do you become glamorous and appear in one of South Africa’s premier women magazines? Simple, use what you have and make a difference in the lives of others. The Drug Advice Support (DAS) appears in the Cosmopolitan Magazine March 2009 edition Page 60. The article is by Glynis Horning and extracts of it …

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The Mom 2.0 are back!!!

The Mom 2.0 are back!!!

Today is the first session for Mom 2.0. The ladies arrived and immediately we began exploring how technology can be used to communicate with citizens in a Community in Tension (CiT). Today we explored the possibilities of Instant Messaging (IM).

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Athlone Living Lab: Student Brainstorm Session

Athlone Living Lab: Student Brainstorm Session

After spending two weeks in the Bridgetown Community and going for a tour around the local Athlone area it was interesting to see and hear the ideas for possible Social Innovation by the students.We will definitely see a number of exciting projects flowing from the Athlone Living Lab and if the brainstorm session is anything …

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The Promise of Living Labs

The Promise of Living Labs

Using Living Labs as an approach to social innovation brings alot of promise and as one of the presenters showed at the COFISA Innovation Workshop the following should be considered: – Skills Access– Reusability– Co-Innovation– Acceptance– Commercialisation– End-User Drive In the context of the Athlone Living Lab the above promises are key to ensure the …

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Athlone Living Lab: Change is Possible

Athlone Living Lab: Change is Possible

Bradley Naidoo sharing with students from Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), researchers in the Athlone Living Lab, how change is possible no matter what the circumstances. He is one of our Reconstructed Members who have been using Social Media for Social Change. Listen to his story here

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How much will a tweet cost you from your Mobile?

How much will a tweet cost you from your Mobile?

Well this post is a short test to see the cost of tweeting from a Mobile phone using some of the technologies I’ve got on my Nokia N81. The reason for this little experiment was specifically aimed at communities where cost is an issue or barrier to access or share information. Cost for a single …

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