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November 28, 2011

For our friends at MobileActive.org, the idea of using mobile technology to support social change among people and organizations around the world is nothing new. MobileActive.org has long been on a mission of connecting citizens; providing resources to NGOs that will enable them to enrich and serve their communities. Many may be surprised to learn that in today’s technologically advanced world, there are still roughly 5 billion global citizens without reliable internet access. However, as mobile phone usage continues to rise, resources like the MobileActive.org’s new Mobile Media Toolkit, may just be the answer these offline communities need to activate their public engagement efforts. 

July 28, 2011

Since emerging into the mainstream as a dominant communication source a mere 15 years ago, there is no doubt that the Internet has continued to rapidly evolve. From early online online directories and search engines to the now popular array of social media venues (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc), the web’s popularity has increased significantly.

More recently, however, a new platform shift is taking place. A recent study conducted by Flurry, indicates that a new generation of consumers now expect their smartphones and tablets to come with instant broadband connectivity so they, too, can tap into the Internet and communicate via social media platforms while they are on the go. Hence, the recent increase of mobile apps being developed.

Since emerging into the mainstream as a dominant communication source a mere 15 years ago, there is no doubt that the Internet has continued to rapidly evolve. From early online online directories and search engines to the now popular array of social media venues (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc), the web’s popularity has increased significantly.

June 13, 2011

Join MobileActive.org for June's Mobile Tech Salon focused on mobile data trails. Are they useful for social good or do they compromise the privacy and security of individuals? Mobile Tech Salons are a regular gathering of people passionate about mobile technology for social change. Bring your projects, passions, tools, and conversation!

Mobile data (and the way it's stored, transmitted, and used) has been a hot topic in the news recently. Questions about location tracking and data collection have many mobile users wondering about privacy and security.

But mobile data can be beneficial as well. Cities and towns want to use mobile data to improve social services, and social benefit organizations believe our mobile “data exhaust” could be used to alert us to slow-moving crises in vulnerable populations.

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November 10, 2010

The mobile phone, now ubiquitous to virtually everyone in the United States, is quickly following suite in user trends blazed first by the world wide web.  In the past decade alone, internet usage worldwide has grown over 360%