Tag Archives: technology

Q&A with Purpose’s Alnoor Ladha at Rio+Social

“Social media is inherently superficial; structural problems are inherently complex.” -Alnoor Ladha, Founder of Purpose and The Rules, a new global movement to address the sources of poverty. Why change The Rules? Most of the structures to date that create rules are post-World War II institutions, they were created for a very different world, for […]

Q&A with Mashable’s Pete Cashmore at Rio+Social

“Increasingly we use social media as a filter, but the biggest thing we have is editorial judgment.” – Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable, the online news source on technology, social media and digital culture.  Why is greater access to digital technology and information so important for today’s societies? It fundamentally changes things, to have […]

A Liter of Light Goes a Long Way (by Ami Valdemoro)

Demitrios “Demi” Bukas was an unemployed carpenter living in a small house in Laguna, Philippines.  While searching for a useful way to occupy his time, he learned that if he took a two-liter plastic soda bottle, filled it with water and a little bit of bleach, and nailed it to a corrugated tin roof, he […]