Thursday, July 28, 2016

Smartphone Apps for Social Good | Aug 2016 | CACM #vmvwiki #vmvsocial

App makers are busy building programs that make it easy and fun to do massive good around the world. Their apps feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, all with a tap of that little screen typically reserved for Angry Birds or Amazon purchases.

BBC - Future - History’s greatest ‘technopanics’ #vmvwiki #vmvsocial

In the modern age, many worry that technology is harming our brains or eroding societal norms – but this fear is far from a new phenomenon, as our infographic

Sent from my iPad

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Facebook fad opens Marlborough students up to bullying | #vmvimpact

It starts with a seemingly friendly Facebook status, saying "like for a name", and on this occasion followed by a heart emoticon.
But behind the heart is a hidden agenda.
Because this Facebook status is not about spreading the love, it is about public shaming.

Alibaba ramping up business in Australia & NZ | #vmvwiki #vmvimpact

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is growing its business in Australia and New Zealand, with plans to open an office in Melbourne at the end of this year.

Countdown, Healtheries and Comvita are among the New Zealand businesses using Alibaba to open the door to the enormous Chinese consumer market.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

EIT School of Computing Social Networks #vmvwiki #eit

To assist and inform EIT students there are 3 Social Networks available
Note that you will need to apply to join the groups.
For Linkedin the groups are unlisted and will not appear if you search for them. We will only accept you into the group with a photo as this is a professional group.

Undergraduates & Grad Dips
Linkedin: EIT Information Technology
Unlisted group - so won't appear in search results.

Linkedin: EIT Postgraduate IT
Unlisted group - so won't appear in search results.

Facebook: EIT School of Computing

Thursday, July 7, 2016

ICT Newsline - 6 July 2016 #vmvimpact #vmvwiki

  • School digital change programme can do better

  • Brexit: What does it mean for the tech sector?

  • Hobbits and food

  • Preparing for the GDPR - Europe's data protection law

  • The State of IT

  • GoToMyPC warns of hacking - forces password resets for all