Bloggers are here…

Bloggers are here…

Today we played around with weblogs and how it could be used by the Impact Team (ex-drug addicts and ex-gang members). The blogging took longer to get use to than Facebook eventhough posting to each other’s wall was common. We created a blog titled www.thereconstructed.blogspot.com where the team will be posting their stories. Interesting as …

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To Facebook or NOT to Facebook

To Facebook or NOT to Facebook

This morning the Impact Team were introduced to a social networking tool Facebook. Due to most of the team not having any computer or web literacy skills this day started off as a challenge to see how they will manage this technology. Interestingly enough everyone were able to register on Facebook and by the time …

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Community in Tension (CiT)

Community in Tension (CiT)

Key to the research we are doing is how technology can be used within Communities in Tension (CiT). The first question that should be asked is “What is a community?”. We describe a community as a social existence that shares a common thread. Many communities virtual or physical experience tension. Tension is caused in communities …

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The journey begins…

The journey begins…

Today was definitely a day of breakthroughs as we started e-literacy classes at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town South Africa. For many of the guys who is staring this journey many fears are evident. In today’s class they made comments such as: “I am excited but have never worked on a computer”“I want …

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