Month: July 2009

Reconstructing Communities Using Mobile Phones

Reconstructing Communities Using Mobile Phones

Today I had the privilege to present at the UCT Graduate School of Business Mobile Marketing Course. This course is managed by no one other than Dave Duarte, one of the greatest minds in South Africa. The talk was titled “Reconstructing Communities Using Mobile Phones” with a focus on how mobile phones are integrated into …

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Red HIV Zone on MXit

Red HIV Zone on MXit

Today we launch another exciting inititiave a collaboration with Cell-Life. South Africa has 5.7 million people living with HIV of which and estimated 3 million between the ages of 12 and 35. This is also the age group that has the most mobile and mobile chat (e.g. MXit) users. To ensure that people in this …

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Debt Breaker on Angel

Debt Breaker on Angel

With the increase number of people looking for assistance on how to get out of debt and the number of MXit subscribers increasing we’ve added our Debt Breaker service to our MXit Angel Portal. This service will give consumers an opportunity to add our MXit contact and they will be able to access FREE information …

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Twitter Translator: "Twinslator"

Twitter Translator: "Twinslator"

With the number of Twitter users increasing it is no surprise that more translator applications are becoming popular. One such application is the Twinslator which allows you to translate your tweet into another language. It is powered by Google Translate and then allow you to either post both messages or just the translated message. A …

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Social Media and Teens

Social Media and Teens

After spending 4 weeks in the UK and connecting with a large number of young people it was interesting to hear some of their comments about Social Media. Speaking to approximately just over 100 teenagers during my stay I wanted to know what are their social media tool of choice, what they think of micro-blogging …

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Add us to MXit: New Times

Add us to MXit: New Times

To add us on your MXit you can do the following: 1) Go to contacts2) Add contact3) Go to Jabber or Google Talk (depending on your version of MXit)4) Jabber or Google Talk ID: idmtalk@gmail.comNickname: DAS5) Accept contact This service runs Mondays to Thursdays between 4 and 6pm. Join us as we reconstruct our communities.

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Angels and Mobiles

Angels and Mobiles

Thanks to Nick Booth for recording this quick video displaying our MXit Angel project. Angel service for Drug Addicts in South Africa from Podnosh on Vimeo. Read his post about the Reconstructed project here

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The Power of Social Media

The Power of Social Media

There are many people doing amazing work around the world through the use of social media. A few minutes ago I saw another example of how through the use of social media an audience that would generally take a long time to reach or be expensive to mobilise can be reached within minutes at almost …

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Digital Birmingham: A quick tour by a Capetonian

Digital Birmingham: A quick tour by a Capetonian

Monday I decided to make a trip to Birmingham to see what the social media scene would be like in that city. Initially I had no idea what to expect but was looking forward to the journey (also the furthest north I have travelled in England). Entering the beautiful city and observing many industrial landmarks …

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Athlone Living Lab in Southampton

Athlone Living Lab in Southampton

This week the Athlone Living Lab Project Manager and I had the privilege to present the project and solutions to a group at University of Southampton. It was a wonderful experience to share and learn from others who are passionate to see mobile technologies being used for social change. We have gained so much through …

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