Month: October 2009

The Art of Mobile Counselling Part 4

The Art of Mobile Counselling Part 4

With the increase demand of mobile counselling services and many who struggle to communicate a short version of en English sentence, we’ve got an interesting service that you can use in Google Talk that will convert your English to Mobile Chat. To make use of this bot just add the following as a contact in …

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Mobile Tech 4 Social Change Cape Town

Mobile Tech 4 Social Change Cape Town

With only a few days away (31 October) from one of the most exciting events on Mobile Technology for Social Change in Cape Town it is one that should not be missed. This event is being hosted by Cell-Life and Mobile Active with a quality programme for the day. The programme for the day is …

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Twitter is NOT a Social Network

Twitter is NOT a Social Network

Interesting following some of the tweets at the San Francisco Web 2.0 Summit and CEO of Twitter Evan Williams making a statement that Twitter is a Information Network and NOT a Social Network. This definitely got the room buzzing and ofcourse twitter streams being flooded with this statement. Another interesting comment made by Ev was …

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Mobile Internet Growth

Mobile Internet Growth

At the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco it was further revealed the expected number for Mobile Data users to reach a staggering 1 Billion by 2013. These results supports the work done by many other industry leaders and the trends we’ve seen in a South African context with mobile internet users exceeding PC …

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Live Social Media Count

Live Social Media Count

With all the Social Media statistics floating around it is almost impossible to keep up to date with the increase of users in the social media space. Perhaps the application below would give you an idea of how fast things are moving in the Social Media Space:

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Reduction in South African Cellphone tarrifs

Reduction in South African Cellphone tarrifs

The department said yesterday that it wanted to see interconnection rates – which cellphone operators pay each other for switching a call between networks – to drop by 30c, from R1.25 to R0.95 by the end of November and by an additional 30c over the next year. With the number of mobile phones available to …

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Mobilising Western Cape against Substance Abuse

Mobilising Western Cape against Substance Abuse

This morning part of a dream came to a reality for me as we had representatives from various non-profits, NGOs, Government departments, community groups and citizens coming together to plan the rollout of a Western Cape Mobile Substance Abuse Counselling Service. As a group we are piloting a distributed mobile counselling service across the Western …

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300 Plus for National AIDS Helpline

300 Plus for National AIDS Helpline

The past week we saw an increase in number of subscribers to the National AIDS Helpline Mobile Chat service. The service, managed by Cell Life, currently have 360 subscribers and this week alone in 8 hours 148 conversations took place related to HIV/AIDS. With HIV/AIDS impacting millions of lives in Southern Africa being able to …

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