Month: March 2010

The Social Revolution: Rise of the Mobile Phone

The Social Revolution: Rise of the Mobile Phone

I just presented at the first Betavine Developer’s Day and some interesting statistics below: – Expected global mobile users are 5 Billion at the end of 2010 – 91% of mobile phone users go online to socialize compared to only 79% of PC users – 25% Facebook Mobile users – Women express themselves more than …

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Mobile Citizens Journalism programme

Mobile Citizens Journalism programme

Over the weekend RLabs in association with Cape Community Newspapers launched a mobile citizens journalism project where youth from local schools (Above is pic of one of the student groups) will be attending workshops hosted by these organisations. The course will cover various basic citizens journalism principles but will be focused on how the mobile …

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Movies and Social Media

Movies and Social Media

With increasing number of people communicating via Social Networks it comes as no surprise that many movies are using Social Media as a way of reaching their target markets. With the success of recent blockbuster Avatar using Social Media as one of the key marketing tools to engage their possible audience. In South Africa movies …

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Global Expansion of Mobile Counselling Service

Global Expansion of Mobile Counselling Service

With mobile phones being more than just a device for communication we’ve realised the potential of using it for reaching those who do not have access to special social services. Over the past three years we’ve used mobile phones in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Debt Counselling and Career Advice. We are now in …

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