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

Digital Communication with Clients: Do We or Don’t We? | Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice

This is part of a post by Ellen Belluomini about the use of digital communication (e.g. email, phone, texting) in social work. Ellen Belluomini is a leader, educator, and therapist … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Young People Use Mobiles – Top 7 Statistics from The Mobile Youth Report

Reblogged from: The Mobile Youth Report Top 7 Statistics from The Mobile Youth Report The way millennials use smartphones is changing. Latest trends reveal the culture of mobile behavior of … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Deaftel Wireless – The Accidental Phone Service for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaftel is a new iPhone app for the Deaf that converts a hearing person’s voice into text and the Deaf user’s text response back into voice over a phone call. … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 Apps To Prevent Your Teen From Texting While Driving

by Kate Freeman, … The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added distracted driving to its 2013 “most-wanted list” in November. So far, 35 states have passed laws banning cellphone use … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Actress Marlee Matlin brings sign language lessons to your phone with Marlee Signs

by Brittany Chan, … Academy-award winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin comes to the smallest screen yet – the one in your pocket – to teach you sign language with … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Talk, Type, or Text? | Psychology Today

by Heidi Reeder, Ph.D., Today we phone, email, text, Skype, chat, tweet, or blog. With all of these options, we must choose not only what to communicate, but how … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Phone That Wasn’t There: 11 Things You Need to Know About Phantom Vibrations – Robinson Meyer – The Atlantic

by ROBINSON MEYER, You’re sitting at work. Your phone vibrates in your pocket. As you reach for it, you look up… and see your phone, sitting on the table. You … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Talk therapy by phone helps with depression | Fox News

Depressed patients are more likely to stick with talk therapy if their sessions are conducted over the phone rather than in person, a new study suggests. In the study, about … Continue reading

June 19, 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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