Month: January 2010

Distributed Mobile Counselling

Distributed Mobile Counselling

After testing the mobile counselling service at different locations by various non-profits over the past 6 weeks, we’ve managed to achieve the following numbers: Subscribers: 455 Conversations: 2073 Messages: 47482 The idea with this pilot is to investigate the use of a Cloud Counselling methodology to support citizens who are in need. All the mobile …

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Social Media Surgery in the News

Social Media Surgery in the News

After an exciting weekend with RLabs Superstars hosting the FIRST African Social Media Surgery, it was no surprise that they had local newspaper and radio coverage this week. More can be read about the Social Media Surgery as described by surgeons Brent Williams, Clinton Liederman and Craig Ross. Looking forward to the next Social Media …

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Are South African Geeks ready to change the World?

Are South African Geeks ready to change the World?

Last weekend I had the privilege to spend a few hours with some of the great “Geek” minds in South Africa at the GeekRetreat. As a “wanna be” Social Entrepreneur who always looks for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others, the GeekRetreat seemed to be the perfect way to kick-start and …

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Introducing the Social Media Factory

Introducing the Social Media Factory

Over the past three years RLabs have trained and empowered hundreds of community members on the use of Social Media for Social Change. The programmes include: The Reconstructed, Mom 2.0, Senior Mobile Sessions, Social Media for Teens, Social Media for Non-profits and Social Media Surgeries (Brent helping a community member at one of our surgeries). …

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Business Models Beyond Profit

Business Models Beyond Profit

Business Models Beyond Profit – Social Entrepreneurship Lecture View more documents from Alexander Osterwalder. An interesting presentation presented by Dr. Alex Osterwalder on how Entrepreneurship is beyond just profit but always should have a social and environmental impact. Definitely some good insights into Business Models for Social Entrepreneurs.

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African Social Media Surgery launch

African Social Media Surgery launch

Today the team at RLabs are excited to announce the launch of our first public Social Media Surgery inspired by Nick Booth aka Podnosh. These Social Media Surgeries are where the Social Media community donate their time and resources to community members and community organisations by booking a time with the surgeons. We are adopting …

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Mobile Phones and HIV/AIDS

Mobile Phones and HIV/AIDS

The sooner we understand the opportunity we have in Africa and other developing countries to maxmise the use of mobile phones for social issues the sooner we can see a nation changed and transformed. Early September 2009 I joined Cell-Life and the National AIDS Helpline on a journey to see how we can use mobile …

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Mobile Youth in India

Mobile Youth in India

Mobile Youth in India – by Graham Brown View more presentations from Graham Brown. Interesting presentation about the growth of mobile phones in Developing Powerhouse India by Graham Brown and the Mobile Youth team.

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Education for everyone using Mobile Phones

Education for everyone using Mobile Phones

Over the past few years we’ve read and heard about a number of m-Learning (Mobile Learning) projects but most of them seem to just provide access to content rather than fully fledged engagement, assessment and learning environment for those fortunate enough to have access to such services. This year I’ll be involved with two Mobile …

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