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

Use Mobile Technology To Empower Woman Across The World – The SmartWoman Project [VIDEO]

The SmartWoman Project is a member-based mobile platform supporting the advancement of women around the world. Written by and designed by women, The SmartWoman Project enables women to receive learning … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Build A Startup On Digital Tools For Social Problems

  Joe Roberson, a digital copywriter and bid writer for social good, published a post on Six tips for creating digital tools that solve social problems. The post at Innovationlabs … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Using The Placebo Effect To Enhance Your Life With An App? [VIDEO]

One of the most fascinating things you come across as someone working in health related professions is the placebo effect. Depending on how you define this effect it can either … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Bring Mobile Internet To Rural Underserved Areas In Africa – BRCK [VIDEO]

What is the BRCK? And how can it bring mobile internet to rural underserved areas in Africa or elsewhere. BRCK is a kickstarter project from Ushahidi – „a non-profit technology … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The best tips and tricks for Non-Profits by Facebook’s strategic partnerships manager Libby Leffler

Zoe Fox,, spoke with Facebook’s strategic partnerships manager Libby Leffler about how non-profits can use the platform best to reach their communities and make the strongest impact. To support … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

How can non-profit organisations use Facebook for fundraising?

Sally Chambers, Head of Charity Marketing at JustGiving, posted an article about how small charities can make the most of social media like Facebook. JustGiving is a platform that is currently used … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should homeless people have free mobile phones? San Francisco says “Yes!”

via PUC set to OK free phones for homeless – SFGate. Kevin Fagan, SFGate, titles “PUC set to OK free phones for homeless” and reports about a new program to give … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

PolicyTool for Social Media – Simplify the Process of Creating Guidelines

PolicyTool is a policy generator that simplifies the process of creating guidelines that respect the rights of your employees while protecting your brand online.* It’s easy. The streamlined process simply … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mobile Phones and 21st Century Poverty Alleviation |

by Eric Tyler, If there could be a competition for the technology device with the fastest adoption in the developing world, mobile phones far and away would take first place. … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 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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