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Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Leadership; Media Studies; New Media
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Blog at NEXT> by Ramla
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Focused Virtual Intent
Focused Virtual Intent
The Peace Intention Experiment
Could humanity finally have found a solution to the peace problem - in the most unlikely of places? They said, "Where there is a will, there is a way." After exhausting the options of talks, force, coercion,… MORE
Personalized Websites For Low Income Job Seekers
Personalized Websites For Low Income Job Seekers
Babajob India
Since Professor C.K. Prahalad's Bottom of the Pyramid strategy has caught on, we see newer examples of products for the poor of the world every day. Babajob.com is a new job site based in India which… MORE
Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Handmade Shoes by Hetty Rose
If shoes were a bit of sticky choice for the sustainability-minded fashionista, Hetty Rose now solves the problem. At a cost. Hetty Rose of UK is designing hand-made shoes made of recycled vintage material.… MORE
100 Mile Diet
100 Mile Diet
Local Eating for Global Change
"Support Local" is an emerging theme in the Green Movement. This diversely interpreted concept translates usually into activities and lifestyle that support the local economy - which, then, is the linchpin… MORE
Daily Dump
Daily Dump
Indian Composting Company Launches to Achieve Zero Waste
The Daily Dump is a new company launched in Bangalore, India, that provides products for composting at home - thus achieving a goal of zero waste (only organic for now). They Say: As a service, Daily… MORE
Grief Tourism
Grief Tourism
When Travelers Seek Tragedy
When we imagine "tourism," we imagine beaches, comfortable hotels, sometimes a sport, and at other times natural discovery. But now, darker forms of tourism are gaining popularity in an increasingly news-strung… MORE
Solar Empowering Billboards
Solar Empowering Billboards
NEDBank Billboard Lights Up School Kitchen
South Africa's NEDBank won a Cannes Lions 2007 Grand Prix Award in outdoor advertising for what is believed to be the world's first solar-powered billboard. The topper? This revolutionary billboard uses… MORE
Hand Knit iPhone
Hand Knit iPhone
Best Way to Get Your Own iPhone in 5 hours
Pining for your own iPhone? Well - either you can get lucky with winning the TrendHunter iPhone draw* or get creative: MAKE ONE! Only catch: it's a knit, and doesn't even work with AT&T;. But it's drooling-over… MORE
WWF's Solar Powered Billboard Warns About Global Warming
WWF's Solar Powered Billboard Warns About Global Warming
Solar-powered, as in, with a solar battery? Or solar powered, as in, "respecting celestial mechanics" (like a sundial). You decide. But we know one thing for sure: WWF's latest billboard warning about… MORE
Crowdsourced R&D
Crowdsourced R&D
InnoCentive Poses Million Dollar Challenge
Scientist? Can measure disease progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease/ Motorneuron Disease) for US$ 1,000,000? Get on over to InnoCentive.com - the crowdsourcing R&D;… MORE
Crowdsourced Journalism
Crowdsourced Journalism
Assignment Zero: an Experiment in Pro-Am Journalism
Assignment Zero is an experiment in professional-amateur journalism: amateurs write/report, professionals edit. Everybody wins. And with this, "pro-am journalism" enters the lingo of the new world of… MORE
Crowdsourced Journalism
Crowdsourced Journalism
The News is NowPublic.com
NowPublic is a participatory news network which mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. The company currently has thousands of reporters in over 140 countries. (88858… MORE
Gmail Paper: Surprise Paper Mail by Google
Gmail Paper: Surprise Paper Mail by Google
Edit: Oh dear. It was good while the belief lasted. Another one of Google's absolutely convincing April Fool's. No wonder the "beta testers" were nowhere on a Google search result. It seems that many… MORE
Microfinance Investing
Microfinance Investing
Kiva.org Lets You Become a Banker to the Poor
Fofoa Ekuata is a plantation owner in Samoa. She needs US$ 875/- to buy a box of Cramoxon, a pest management system. She is asking for help via Kiva.org, a website where anyone can be a banker to the poor.… MORE
Enviropreneurship
Enviropreneurship
When Environmentalism Met Business
If "Green Business" (by any other name) means business embracing the concepts of environmentalism, then Enviropreneurship (ENVP) means environmentalists learning the concepts of business. ENVP is about… MORE
Social Media
Social Media
Atten TV Lets You Watch and Be Watched
Watch what other people/groups are watching. Watch who is watching you. Broadcast your attention. Welcome to Atten TV: a media network that lets anyone be a broadcaster, and lets others watch others'… MORE
Social Web
Social Web
Younanimous: Meta-Search Engine With Interactivity
For some time, I have been wondering how good it would be if Google allows web searchers to RANK/ Rate the search results? That would cut out a lot of irrelevant searches. Well, it seems, Younanimous answers… MORE
Franchised Art Galleries?
Franchised Art Galleries?
Louvre Museum to Franchise in Abu Dhabi Amid French Protest
Louvre is opening its first ever foreign "branch" - in the "art quarters" of the Gulf state, Abu Dhabi. At the French are brewing a turmoil; "our museums are not for sale" - cries an online petition signed… MORE
The Big Picture
The Big Picture
News Search Gets Visual
CNET News.com has introduced a visual tool THE BIG PICTURE for news search. Here's straight from the source: The Big Picture is a CNET News.com special feature. It creates visual maps that show relationships… MORE
News Impact Ratings
News Impact Ratings
Consumers Evaluate Businesses Based On Company News
IKEA will charge customers 5 cents/ plastic bag. Is IKEA "doing the right thing?" Interactive readers at dotherightthing.com, a Web 2.0 site where people can "evaluate" companies based on company news,… MORE
Voluntourism
Voluntourism
Volunteerism + Tourism
No longer do tourists have to just walk in and out of a very “interesting area” - they can actually VOLUNTOUR. The idea is to “combine travel and service” - says Voluntourism.... MORE
Daytipper
Daytipper
Tell Everyone How?
Daytipper.com is the grandma of the modern Internet citizen; she uses a cool web 2.0 site to give you tips on how to manage the tiny things. Put dropped ice cubes in a plant pot. Date and sort bills… MORE
Buy & Sell Digital Content
Buy & Sell Digital Content
Blish.com
"Blish is the easiest place to buy or sell digital content. As a buyer, you can purchase ebooks, photos, how-to guides, clipart, music, sound loops, video, design templates, any type of digital content.… MORE
Capitalism 3.0
Capitalism 3.0
Reinventing the Commons
Garrett Hardin first popularized the tragedy of the commons in 1968. in 2007, Peter Barnes proposes a solution: Capitalism 3.0 - building a "commons sector" to balance the "corporate sector." THE TRAGEDY… MORE
Social Entrepreneurs
Social Entrepreneurs
A Megatrend
Social Entrepreneurship is serious business - and some are calling it the business model of the 21st century. So. Who are social entrepreneurs that your cool-hunting friend had been talking about so enthusiastically… MORE
Conscious Capitalism
Conscious Capitalism
Dirty Business No More
Muhammad Yunus, the Nobelist who created "micro finance," coined the term Conscious Capitalism. Patricia Aburdene saw it as a "moral transformation" and "today's greatest mega-trend" way back in fall 2005.… MORE
Communities 2.0: Here to Stay and Grow
Communities 2.0: Here to Stay and Grow
"Communities" ought to be the most significant emerging concept of the Internet world. Communities 2.0 - the virtual world The child of social networking sites meeting user-content driven (web 2.0) websites:… MORE
LOHAS
LOHAS
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability
What is LOHAS? According to LOHAS.COM: "LOHAS is an acronym for 'Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability,' a market segment focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable… MORE