Crowdsourcing Mobile Solutions for Social Change

It has been just over a week since the launch of the Betavine Social Exchange crowdsourcing platform for mobile developers addressing challenges by non-profits and organisations for social change. Betavine is a Vodafone programme that is the brainchild of Stephen Wolak, who also refers to this innovative initiative as a “match making” platform linking solutions […]

Social Media Surgery

Here we introduce our latest initiative that was inspired during a trip to Birmingham. The social media surgery concept is where we go to shopping malls, shopping centre and public places where we provide social media training, advice to the public, non-profits and businesses in the format of a surgery. This is the first of […]

Time to get Wowd

Today the first search engine to explore the Power of the Real-Time Web were made available at the Web2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The search engine Wowd.com makes use of social networks, twitter, and other real-time data and therefore moving away from the traditional way of referencing algorithms that search engines like Google are making […]

FREE Introduction to Social Media for Non-profits Workshop

After attending the SANGONeT conference and seeing the large number of non-profits who would like to start using social media in their organisations, RLabs will be hosting a FREE Introduction to Social Media workshop for non-profits on Thursday 26 November. The workshop will cover: 1. Understanding of Social Media and its context 2. Identified tools […]

Online Campaigning for Social Good

With more non-profits, corporate, government and other organisations making use of the web to mobilise communities we’ve decided to share some of our research presented at the World Wide Web Conference this year. Online campaigning is a quiet new area in marketing and mass media communication research. It is as new as the World Wild […]

Social Media for NGOs – Port Elizabeth

RLabs in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela University of Technology held a successful workshop with non-profits in the Eastern Cape. The objective of the workshop was to ensure that non-profits and community organisations leverage the power of Social Media.

Social Media for Social Good Workshop in Cape Town

Yesterday as we hosted a number of non-profit organisation representatives it was exciting to see how these non-profits would use Social media as part of the organisation strategies. It was also an opportunity to have members of the Reconstructed Team (Craig Ross (in image above), Brent Williams and Clinton Liederman) to facilitate the workshop. The […]