‘Technology’ Category

Social Change, Technology

Keep It Simple

I was at a function a few days ago and someone was there promoting their organisation. It was a great organisation I must say, and at the end of the night, the person passed around a paper for us to fill in if we were interested to be kept up-to-date with all the cool stuff the organisation is doing. After [...]

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Social Innovation, Technology

Technology, Invention & Social Change

Thinking Internet Beyond a Web of Connected Computers About thirteen years ago, youth suicide in Australia was one of the highest in developed countries. At this time, there was something known as the “internet” coming, and Jack Heath, at that time a speech writer for then Prime Minister Paul Keating, was in a meeting with Microsoft and heard about it [...]

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Social Change, Technology

Online vs Offline Activism

I was having a conversation with a friend about online vs offline activism. She does not use Twitter and cannot see online activism happening. Her view is that offline campaigns are generally the most successful. And I absolutely agree. But I think that having an online community does fuel the offline activity whatever it is. Technology and ‘being online’, if [...]

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