ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Your phone will soon be your new doctor — Tech News and Analysis

Soon, your phone will know more about your health history and fitness goals than your doctor does. And according RunKeeper founder Jason Jacobs, when this plays out at scale, it … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teens, Twitter, and therapy in 140 characters? — NewsWorks

By Maiken Scott, What are teens doing on Twitter other than getting into trouble, posting inappropriate pictures and bullying each other? Some are offering support for their peers struggling … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

LunchTime: a slow-casual game for long-term dietary behavior change – Online First – Springer

Abstract Eating out has recently become part of our lifestyle. However, when eating out in restaurants, many people find it difficult to make meal choices consistent with their health goals. … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teens Save Life Using Facebook, Launch Teen Advice Tumblr

Danny Manes and Gary Ramirez… … recently started “Hopeline for Teens,” an anonymous advice page on Tumblr for teens struggling with depression, bullying, sexuality, and other issues … Hopeline for … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Ways to Lose Weight | Wax Impressions

by m.sherman, It’s no secret that obesity is huge health issue in this country, along with rising numbers of Americans with diabetes and heart disease caused in large part … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Does the use of Facebook encourage eating disorders?

A recent study found that 51 percent of respondents said that seeing pictures of themselves on Facebook makes them feel conscious of their body and weight. … See on

June 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why Cell Phones are Fueling Anorexia | The Fix

‘Pro Ana’ websites and an avalanche of calorie-counting apps are making it even more difficult to treat eating disorders. (And Facebook hasn’t helped either.) See on

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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