A Guide to China’s Social Media Landscape, Lorre White

Design Mind, citing an April 2012 McKinsey report, has pointed out that China is the world’s most active social media population: 91 percent of people with an internet connection have used a social media site within the last six months, compared with 30 percent in Japan, 67 percent in the United States, and 70 percent in South Korea. Social media has been a presence in China for almost 14 years – since the launch of the Tencent online chat forums. In that span of time, social media … [Read more...]

Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Micro-finance, Small Business Development

Poverty is one of the most pressing problems around the world. According to statistics from the World Bank, nearly one-quarter of the global population lives at or below the poverty line of $1.25 per day.[i] With so many people struggling for basic subsistence, it is hard for those affected to get out of poverty, gain access to capital, or develop small firms or businesses that help them build a better life. Yet with the growth of mobile technology, there are new opportunities for individuals … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment in the Information Society

Speech by ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun I. Touré ITU WSIS Forum 2013 High Level Dialogue 1 Women's Empowerment in the Information Society : Systemic, Scalable Strategies 14 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a tremendous pleasure to be with you this afternoon for this very important High Level Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment in the Information Society. In the second decade of the 21st century, we are all very much … [Read more...]

Make Sure New Media is Not a Source of Distracted Driving

AIDS.gov encourages the use of new media to respond to public health issues, and to meet our audiences’ needs, we offer content through social media. Over time, we are seeing a major shift in the way people are accessing our content—nearly 50% of our traffic is now coming from mobile devices. While we are excited about this enormous upsurge in mobile use, we are mindful that there are potential dangers to using mobile devices—especially while driving. Since Distracted Driving month in … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHICS showing a serge for HIV Visualization & Data

How do you make data look good – and mean something too? Information graphics, or infographics as they’re commonly referred to, attempt to do just that: visualize data in an engaging way. Infographics turn numbers into pictures, or take select data and represent them in a way that is easy to understand and visually appealing. We’ve recently seen a surge in these two elements, visualization (presenting data visually) and data. As computer, mobile, and tablet screens grow larger and … [Read more...]

Five Steps to Your IBM Professional Certification

  Five Steps to Your IBM Professional Certification URL:  http://www.testslive.com ; http://www.testslive.com/ibm   After finding your niche in the IT profession, it is finally time for you to choose an IBM certification path to solidify your status as a competent, capable professional. You may be wondering how the whole process works and how to go about getting started. Let’s examine five key steps that will lead to your successful completion the IBM certification … [Read more...]

Queen Rania supports Education for All Children! – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is pleased to Celebrate the Life in this tribute to an Amazing Woman, "As you educate a woman, you educate the family. If you educate the girls, you educate the future." ~ Queen Rania ....a Tribute of Celebration to an Amazing Woman's LIFE! WOMAN of ACTION™ Queen Rania of Jordan ...launching Global Education Campaign, April 2010 The Queen of Jordan was in Washington, DC to help launch “The Big Read” as … [Read more...]

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