Month: June 2009

Reconstructing Community Spaces: Athlone Living Lab

Reconstructing Community Spaces: Athlone Living Lab

Reconstructing Community Spaces "Athlone Living Lab" View more OpenOffice presentations from Marlon Parker. The above presentation was presented at the SAFIPA conference earlier this month at a Living Labs session.

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Twitter Moms

Twitter Moms

Our mothers part of the Mom 2.0 project being exposed to micro-blogging twitter and interesting to see how they engage with one another using this technology.

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Unpacking the Servers

Unpacking the Servers

What an exciting day for us as we began unpacking (Above Wesley and Jason showing some love to the servers)the servers that will support the Advice Support work. The servers were sponsored by the DELL South African Development Fund and the impact it will have on our services reaching out to people in need is …

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Twitter School

Twitter School

Today the Reconstructed Trainers had a session with the Mom 2.0 ladies teaching them mroe about the micro-blogging tool Twitter. The ladies really impressed me how they embraced the technology and by the end of the day they already had more than 500 tweets amongst them combined. Not bad for a first day of Twitter …

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Drug Advice Support Featured in Business Times

Drug Advice Support Featured in Business Times

With the Drug Advice Support (DAS) service growing and so much more people to reach we once again featured in a prominent South African News Paper The Business Times yesterday. The article titled “MXit put to some good use” written by Toby ShapShak can be read below: MXIT, the cellphone instant messaging service best known …

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Good week for Debt Breaker

Good week for Debt Breaker

This proved to be an exciting week in the Debt Breaker service. Firstly we are seeing more activity on the service serving more than 500 messages during it Wednesday session. The mobile debt counseling service also appeared in the Atlantic Sun Newspaper and The Cape Times (New Cell phone service provides debt counseling) on Wednesday …

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A True Hero

A True Hero

This evening as I was reflecting an exciting day presenting at the SAFIPA conference and being part of this year’s Mail & Guardian Young South Africans to take to lunch I realised who are our true heroes. Its those who are in our communities who silently are making a difference daily in the lives of …

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SAFIPA Conference 2009 – Day 1

SAFIPA Conference 2009 – Day 1

Today I was joined by Rene Parker to attend the SAFIPA (South Africa – Finland knowledge partnership on ICT). The key discussion today was about Business Incubators for Innovation and Open Innovation Models to encourage collaborations in the Triple Helix (Academia-Government-Industry) area. A number of Finnish and South African cases were shared with clear indication …

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Mom 2.0 reaching new heights

Mom 2.0 reaching new heights

Today we’ve had another exciting session with the mothers who were impressing us with the various means of using social media for social good. The session being managed by the reconstructed team are a real inspiration to many out there how communities could work together to combat various social issues causing tension. The current technologies …

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