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A blog about digital media, technology, social good and international development

+ SocialGood UK: Adjusting to the rise of the millennial

Some thoughts on +SocialGood UK 2015

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How can mobile technology improve health in LMIC? (UCL conference)

Today I attended the first day of the mhealth conference at University College London on ‘How can mobile technology improve health in low and middle income countries?’. Here are just a few thoughts based on the presentations and discussions I... Continue Reading →

Mapping the World

Last week I attended a Mapathon with Missing Maps at King’s College. A map-athon is a group of people getting together to create maps. While we already have all sorts of maps online, this mapathon was to create maps for OpenStreetMap –... Continue Reading →

HIV stigma is not over

On September 2nd I attended the launch of the report ‘HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge’ by Sophie Chalk, Director of Campaigns at the International Broadcasting Trust. Beyond the findings of the report, the launch also included a prominent panel,... Continue Reading →

Tell me about the slums

I like to watch what I call ‘popular documentaries’ about life in other countries. In my eyes, these are different from ‘regular documentaries’, because they appeal less to an intellectual elite, but to people who enjoy entertainment shows. Often they... Continue Reading →

Why breastfeeding is everybody’s business

Today I read quite an interesting article about how  ‘Breastfeeding is a grey area for Ugandan mothers’. Namubiro's article is from 2009 but still relevant for today.  She makes a very good point – which is also widely acknowledged -... Continue Reading →

Seven Mindfulness Apps

When choosing an app to help you practice mindfulness, you have a wide range of choice: You can choose a very simple one that will only remind you to meditate, potentially play some relaxing bell chimes. A more complicated app... Continue Reading →

The difficult job of a social media manager in corporate social responsibility

This is one of Innocent's latest campaign - and some of the comments it got. Being a social media manager for corporate social responsibility is not always a fun job. You will have to deal with all sorts of comments,... Continue Reading →

Are tech gadgets only for men?

Judging from these two ads, you could definitely think that -  Nosh Video Galaxy Gear Video  When looking at these two ads separately, you may not think much of it - they are funny ads both targeting men. However, when you... Continue Reading →

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