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

7 tips on Facebook hashtags for nonprofits [#VIDEO]

John Haydon – blogger and author of „Facebook Marketing for Dummies“ – recently shared his thoughts on how nonprofits can benefit from Facebook’s new hashtag function. Here are his ideas … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

How you can use the internet faster, more private and more secure – [Video] is a service that helps you to use the internet in your own terms: faster, more private and more secure. Disconnect promises to make „the web a lot better“. … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apps to foster your Meditation and Mindfulness [VIDEO]

Mindfulness or awareness is the „spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that, according to the teaching of the Buddha, is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment“ … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fifth Army | An App for Young People dealing with Depression, Bullying or Homophobia [VIDEO]

[youtube] THE FIFTH ARMY is a movement tackling three big issues affecting young people today – depression, homophobia and bullying. By completing missions and earning points to move up the … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mobile Video is on the way into Social Media. Is this relevant for video based interventions by social workers? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mobile video seems to be the next big thing in social media. As the use of video in social work is common does that mean that video based interventions by … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Texting While Driving PSA Heddlu Gwent Police Force UK – YouTube [Video]

This powerful video being used as part of a new campaign at high schools in the United Kingdom to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. With the … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cell Phone Use Is Contagious, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | By Dino Grandoni In 2011, two researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study in which they observed pairs of young people roughly between 16 … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment Goes Mobile-First to Reach Teens

by Zoe Fox, The Internet is filled with platforms for social change, from to Indiegogo to We The People. One of those remarkable platforms, approaches online activism … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Media Consumption on Mobile: 2011 versus Today | InMobi – Blog

by Taimour Azizuddin, How have the habits of mobile data users changed since last year? InMobi’s media consumption research study examines the attitudes, habits, and behaviors of these users … Continue reading

August 22, 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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