Tag: The Reconstructed

Class of 2010 Social Media for Social Change Graduation

Class of 2010 Social Media for Social Change Graduation

It was a great experience and witnessing how lives was reconstructed during the year’s Social Media for Social Change activities. People from different backgrounds and ages came to join this years session. It was wonderful to see how some of these graduates started their own blogs and even starting their own business with the skills …

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Nokia Supports RLabs Graduation

Nokia Supports RLabs Graduation

The power of Social Media never seems to amaze us and especially when we have global brands that take an interest in local communities. Last week I sent out a tweet asking for sponsors for the RLabs annual graduation. This is the day when we celebrate the work by our community members who persevered and …

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Older Adults growing on Social Networks

Older Adults growing on Social Networks

Over the past year we’ve seen an increase in interest from community members who are keen to be active on Social Networking sites. The Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) have been running Social Media programmes for adults over the past 2 years and this year they’ve experienced high volumes of participants in all their classes. The …

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The Reconstructed 2010

The Reconstructed 2010

We’ve started our latest Reconstructed class where we will take men and women from the local community on the lifechanging journey of Social Media. The class will be managed by the ex-Reconstructed team of 2008 and 2009. Some of the topics that will be covered in the evening sessions are: – Blogging – Micro-Blogging – …

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Sustainable Blogging for Communities in Tension

Sustainable Blogging for Communities in Tension

This morning the RLabs team had a special guest (Gerhard Potgieter from iGeek) who did a session on how to monetize your blog. Many of the team are working with community members who are engaging on various Social Media activities but who are unemployed. Unemployment is a serious concern facing communities and the South African …

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Improving the Knowledge Exchange landscape on the Cape Flats using Web2.0

Improving the Knowledge Exchange landscape on the Cape Flats using Web2.0

One of our papers titled “Improving the knowledge exchange landscape in the Cape Flats, a developing community in South Africa” published in the South African Journal of Information Management (SAJIM) explores the use of Web 2.0 services to ease the access to information by people living in a socially and economically deprived area. Even more …

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Social Media for Social Change – South African Edition

Social Media for Social Change – South African Edition

Below just a presentation to indicate some of the activities at RLabs and how we using Social Media for Social Change. These include Social Media training with mothers and women from Cape Flats community (Mom 3.0), ex-drug addicts and unemployed (The Reconstructed), Senior Mobile Sessions and Social Media for Teenagers. Other activities also includes the …

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Social Media and Geeky Moms

Social Media and Geeky Moms

Yesterday we launched the second year of our Mom 2.0 programme where we teach women from our community (Buzz at RLabs above)how to use Social Media to share stories, local news and to connect with other women globally. This year’s programme will be different in we will not just explore various Social Media technologies but …

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Mom 2.0 and The Reconstructed Graduation fever

Mom 2.0 and The Reconstructed Graduation fever

It is that time of the year again where we will have 19 graduates of our Mom 2.0 and The Reconstructed programme graduating for completing the RLabs Social Media course. This has been an amazing year with men and women from the local community excelling and using social media beyond all expectations. From blogging, social …

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