ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
As a tech-savvy social worker you may love all the nice gadgets that are available. However there is a dark, bloody side of phones. FairPhone – a Dutch social enterprise – has been working on this issue for more than two years and is now starting to offer the first smartphone that puts social values first. The FairPhone is designed and produced with minimal harm to people and planet. At the start the Fairphone is only available in the European Union. It can be pre-ordered exclusively via the FairPhone website starting May 21. As a subscriber to Fairphone I received an early bird alert when the pre-order was open – so I’m now a proud owner of Fairphone # 00705. To start production of the Fairphone 5000 orders are needed. Today there are 1200 Fairphones sold. Shipping of the phones will be in fall.
What do you think of this initiative? Would you order one of these phones? Would you support this approach?