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 […]

Mobile Counselling training with the National AIDS Helpline

Mobile Counselling training with the National AIDS Helpline (NAH) were concluded as the NAH became the world’s first organisation to live counselling over mobile phones. This initiave is one of the pioneering project part of the Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs) where a number of service organisations are receiving training on the Mobile Counselling System, Advice […]

Vlogging with the Reconstructed

This morning I had the privilege to facilitate the Reconstructed session at the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) space. Video blogging or “Vlogging” was the area we focused on and it was amazing to see how the team managed to video blog with ease. A short background about what video blogging was and how others have […]

Social and Community Informatics: Social Theories of Networks

Athlone is situated on the Cape Flats of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, which is plagued with violence, drugs and gansterism. The society is described by Parker (2008) as a community in tension. The Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) project includes a community based non-governmental organisation Impact Direct Ministries (IDM). IDM opted to […]