Posts Tagged: mobile
Marion Walton – How Can We Reflect on Mobile Use More Fairly?
Being in the Netherlands – where smartphones have become a common sight and almost every household has at least one computer with access to the internet – it is sometimes easy to forget this is not the case in many other parts of the world. In South Africa, where Marion Walton is a senior researcher [...]
Nathan Freitas – ‘Checking-In’ for the Greater Good
How do we best respond to the problems and frustrations coterminous with our widespread adoption of mobile social media? According to Nathan Freitas, the answer may lie in building new solutions or enhancing existing alternative structures. In his lively Unlike Us presentation, the global human rights activist argued that rather than merely scoffing at the [...]
Social media for the illiterate: CGNET Swara
As online social networks gain a larger and larger influence on our lives, it is easy to forget that even though Facebook has over a billion users, that means there are still over 5 billion people that are not part of Mark Zuckerberg’s empire. And while some of those people may deliberately avoid Facebook out [...]
We’re commodities, but maybe that’s all right – what do we pay for using FourSquare?
Culinary tourism isn’t what it used to be. Two months ago, I spent a few days in London. Having never been there before, every evening presented a new challenge: where to eat? A decade ago, I might have consulted my Lonely Planet guide (or my Guide Michelin, had I not been a poor student) or [...]