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Mobile Internet in the Developing World

Digital analysts expect to see a billion or more new online users in the coming years, with more of these users accessing the internet via mobile devices instead of through desktop PCs. Lower-cost smart phones and data-enabled “feature phones” are … Continue reading

The end of polio, malaria, tuberculosis, infant AIDS, obesity – 5 killer digital initiatives

You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to understand that basic, accessible healthcare is a human right denied to many of those in the developing world, particularly children. The good news is that we are winning the war against child … Continue reading

Help women and girls save the world

At last week’s Social Good Summit, many of the speakers stressed the importance of helping women and girls become more educated, healthier, and better protected. Usually the primary caregivers for the next generation, women have great power in educating and … Continue reading

Social Good Summit Looks at Improving the World with Social Media and Technology

Last weekend’s Social Good Summit (SGS) brought together a vast array of thinkers, innovators, philanthropists, politicians, journalists, social activists and, of course, celebrities to discuss the power of technology and social media in doing good in this world. It’s easy for us … Continue reading

Social Good Summit kicks off – Hillary Clinton & Peter Gabriel join the conversation

The Social Good Summit kicked off in New York City Saturday. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton sent a special video message to the conference stressing the importance of digital technology and social media in connecting the world and solving many … Continue reading

Doing anything special on Monday? How about helping change the world?

This coming weekend (September 22nd to 24th), the Social Good Summit is on again in New York City and we will be there. Held during UN Week when world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly, the event unites people … Continue reading

Revisiting Twitter in Africa

If this past summer’s controversial presidential election in Iran was any indication, Twitter has fast become a major platform for political discussion and grassroots organization on the global stage.  Social media, particularly the micro-blogging service Twitter, flexed its muscles during … Continue reading

Flip the Media at Twitter