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

More Than Every Second Social Media Users Suffers From Fear Of Missing Out – FOMO [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following infographic is based on a survey conducted online within the USA by Harris Interactive on behalf of among 2084 adults in 2013. It shows that … people … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Try A Social Media Resume For Job Seeking [INFOGRAPHIC]

Looking for a new position? No matter if you want to find a new job or you want to support your client in finding one: a resume is crucial. So … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & Personality Types [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does the use social media depend on your personality type? The following infographic from PCC – a company best known for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment – relates the use of social … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Must-have Apps to get your social work job done

At Mobile Social Work you can find a lot of information about the use of your smartphone in the work with clients. Just have a look at the app section … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Virtual Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Use of Social Media in Social Work

Virtual Boundaries: Ethical Considerations for Use of Social Media in Social Work (Commentary) Ericka Kimball, PhD, MSW, is assistant professor, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454, JaeRan Kim, … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social media as a tool for career development for social workers

Deona Hooper, founder of the network, shared her thoughts on „Social Work and Social Media: Tools for Networking and E-Advocacy“ on the blog, She emphasizes that social workers … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Facebook a substitue for basic physiological needs ? [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why do we use social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, or blogs? One approach to this question is to look a Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The following video is … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook | Idealware

From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, nonprofits are flocking to social media, but not everyone is prepared for the challenges and ramifications of what you post–or how to manage the … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Social Media for Child Welfare Resource Guide Posted | National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology

Social media can help child welfare programs conduct activities ranging from advertising to staff recruitment, collaboration, networking, fundraising, and finding and supporting foster parents. Read the newly published resource guide … Continue reading

October 4, 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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