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 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 […]