The urgent appeal for blood donors went out on Facebook and a TV show called ‘Aamrai Bangladesh’ (We are Bangladesh). Within two weeks, 5 000 people had donated blood. It was a perfect example of the power of social media to do good.
Smartphones are reaching critical mass, and people and devices are constantly generating data. Whether it is streaming a video, playing the latest game or making in-app purchases, user activity generates data about people’s needs and preferences, and the quality of their experiences. In a new white paper, Ericsson estimates that by 2018 each device will….
2012 was a year of many diverse events – the continuing Arab Spring the global recession, Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars, Hurricane Sandy, Obama’s reelection as US president, debates over the regulation of the internet, and the Rio+20 summit.
This year’s Social Good Summit has come to a close, but the power of these three days remains etched in my mind. People from around the world came together to focus on the potential that social media and technology have to make the world a better place.
25 teams presented. Ranging from enabling immediate feedback at conferences (the winner) to helping people find Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) help more efficiently (2nd place) to Hope – connecting food donators to food collectors (3rd place). All the ideas had one thing in common: Take technology and think about existing situations differently.
A total of 235 meetups took place globally on September 24 in conjunction with the Social Good Summit in New York. We were one of them in Stockholm.
The final day of the Social Good Summit seemed like the best in terms of global reach. Though the full three days had been simultaneously interpreted into six languages besides English, it was on Monday that the audience was taken on somewhat of a tour of all the places either tuning in, or hosting their….
Together with our CEO Hans Vestberg,on Saturday morning, I attended the first meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
The Social Good Summit agenda is packed with different projects led by enthusiastic civic leaders, Hollywood stars, and corporate visionaries. Near the end of the day yesterday, our President and CEO Hans Vestberg joined Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecoms Union, to talk about their passion for broadband and improving the world.