EarthDay 2015 – Let’s Show We Care

EarthDay 2015 – Let’s Show We Care


Let’s Reduce our Footprint

Billions of tiny actions that can make a major change…

Earth Day is THE day in the year, when one should take time to reflect on one’s capacity at reversing adverse effects of one’s liability on our planet’s health. It may seem presumptuous to many, to imagine that an individual act will count in a broader picture. But more and more each day, we are getting to better understand how simple human habits like eating, travelling or buying, to say the least, add up to a global bill that weakens the Earth in its capacity at harbouring more than 6 billion human beings.   Continue reading

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War On Coal – Indians are NOT Stupid… Mauritian Politicians are…


Indians are not Stupid…

Sun Power in India

Just three years ago, grid-connected solar power in the country was less than 12 MW. By the end of 2011, India had acquired 190 MW in solar power generation capacity. By March 2013, that figure will grow five-fold to 1,000 MW under the Solar Mission targets alone… (source Business Today)

And Yes… Indeed…Indians are definitely NOT Stupid… And to our own shame we must admit : “Our Politicians and their Politically-nominated consultants are!”

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Viability v/s Sustainability – What costs for an average Mauritian?

Viability v/s Sustainability – What costs for an average Mauritian?


Sustainability! What a daunting term!

While sustainability seems to be a very trendy and powerful term to utilize nowadays, we, in Mauritius, and especially at administrating levels, look like we still haven’t found the full grasp of the related fundamentals. Sustainability comes along with the obliteration of waste and wastage. Waste of time, energy and resources, mainly.  Continue reading

Twitter for Causes – Tweeting with a purpose

Twitter for Causes – Tweeting with a purpose


Taming the Blue Bird and the Whale! How to use Twitter for a cause, pros and limitations?

TWITTER WHO?

By the time we are discussing this right now, twitter.com will have already welcomed its 525 millionth user globally. In Mauritius, we still do not have stats, but some companies like Modus Operandi are working to have a sharp map of social media platforms and networks locally.

Twitter has become an inseparable part of any campaign’s Social Media strategy. Why? Simply because it responds to the immediacy and urgency factor that propels today’s information. Twitter is a 24/7 live, real time chatter box, where global information from all sectors is swapped and exchanged within seconds all over the planet or through a given community. It is the ideal medium for Marching Orders. Twitter is the 3rd Millennium’s equivalent of the Radio on the Internet. Continue reading

Community Management? Kezako?

Community Management? Kezako?


WHAT IS COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT?

Community Management is the surely the biggest buzz of this century. It is a newly designed job station within web-related businesses, that came along with the powering up of Social Media and Networks.

Describing Community Management would imply writing at least a thousand pages about the art and techniques of driving a group of people, within one or more networks, towards a common objective, respective of common interests. To make it simpler, Community Management is about governing, policing and motivating groups. In the broader picture, it would usually be about legislating and enforcing. But today, with the sharp shift in the way people interact and build relationships behind their screens and keyboards, a new ‘isotope’ of this function has spawned. Continue reading

Isn’t Social Media About Being… Social, Human, Not Speculative? (2012)


Social Media is a Human Tool, not just another Techno Bubble…

At the beginning, there was that massive information influx from true-gurus, neo-gurus, pseudo-gurus, fake-gurus and from Mr. and Mrs. Anybody about Social Media. It reminded of some ill-famous bubble that was inflating so fast, that only a very few could predict its burst and resulting spills. If one can recall, the dot com bubble started just like that; a buzz about prefix-investing. One just had to add e. at the beginning of his company name or .com at the end of it, to pretend to be the next big brand around, driving all sorts of investors to the cliff edge like a bunch of silly sheep. At least, this episode allowed us to see the start and end of a “boom and burst cycle” live, in one actual lifetime. But did we retain our lessons well?

Technology is the extension of our intentions.

Kimberly King – Social entrepreneur and whole-systems change agent.

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The place of Social Media in a Sustainable future


The Source of The Interrogation

I was once asked to situate the position of Social Media in a sustainable world. What place would it take? What impact? How relevant? What was the toll of having more than 2 billion people connected in a smaller-made wired world?

It took me hours, days to figure that out, even though I had thought, initially, that the answers were as obvious as eyes on a face! Continue reading