social network

The Power of the Rolodex


“…organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year…a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.”—Woody Allen
Rolodex, work, office, data storage, social network

Why Design Now?: Get-Together


Why? In the United Kingdom, more than three million seniors do not see a friend, neighbor, or family member in any given week. Get-Together, a service designed by the firm Participle, combats social isolation among the elderly using a familiar technology: the telephone. A social network has emerged and flourished, with weekly group meetings and activities planned around shared interests.
Get-Together, United Kingdom, seniors, social isolation, social network

Babajob.com_CITIES exhibition


2011. Created by Jaaga Media Center; produced by Babajob Services; directed by Clemence Barret and Archana Prasad; animated by Hannes Wagner. Courtesy of Babajob Services. Informal workers often find jobs through people they know, just as employers look to their social networks to find informal workers. Babajob.com, a social networking service, connects impoverished job seekers with employers and expands the reach of both jobs and job seekers, in many ways mimicking the network through which Indians find and fill jobs.
Design for the Other 90% Cities, Exhibition, Babajob, job seeking, informal workforce, informal workers, India, social network, social networking

Designing Media - Mark Zuckerberg


Mark stares at you from the cover of this week’s Time Magazine with intense green eyes.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, social network, internet, online, Open, transparent, connection, access, community, friends, media, Information, privacy, exchange, application, filter, Bill Moggridge, designing media, book, Interview, MIT press, design media, social impact