I already firmly believe in the benefits being connected can have for people, business and society. And it seems that more and more people are seeing the benefits of connectivity through broadband too. Continue reading
The debate remains as to exactly how societies have developed and changed over time. One common argument is that in many parts of the world, societies have gone from being agricultural societies to industrial societies into information societies – which is now the bridge to the Networked Society. Continue reading
Ericsson and TeliaSonera marked the 30th anniversary of NMT – Nordic Mobile Telephony Thursday in Stockholm. At a small gathering for media followed by a nostalgic mingle for “pioneers old and new,” memories came alive. Touching, especially because many of the ambitions for the innovative network are ones we still talk about coming into the Networked Society. Continue reading
You are probably a Facebook member and have heard about all the changes the platform announced last week. But have you reflected about how new rules and manners are developing as the service matures? According to a recent study conducted by ConsumerLab among Swedish teenagers, a rulebook for Facebook is crucial. Continue reading
It was almost like a reality show. The final session of the Social Good Summit brought eight entrepreneurs onstage to pitch their ideas for Startups for Good. The winner took ten-thousand dollars home to give their idea a chance on the marketplace. Continue reading
Social media gets a lot of well-deserved credit for giving rise to the young voices involved in the Arab Spring movements. But what’s next is a fair question. Again, enter Information and Communications Technology (ICT) – not just as a free and open megaphone, but as a potential economic engine. Continue reading
The First Lady of South Africa and the wife of the Kenyan Prime Minister took to the stage at #socialgood today and made social networking history. The moderator of the conversation was Yvonne Chaka Chaka, a famous performer who sang her first question to Madam Tobeka Madiba Zuma (South Africa) and Dr. Ida Odinga (Kenya.) It was a gorgeous, uplifting moment to start a conversation about beginnings.
Eventually the phrase “show me the money” would have to come out during the Social Good Summit. Yesterday, in the rest of New York, traffic was gridlocked around the Clinton Global Initiative, which talked about jobs. Our own Hans Vestberg was part of that executive roundtable. Continue reading