Lifeplayer, radio MP3 plus internet untuk dunia yang ‘terlupakan’

Kristine Pearson membuat “The Lifeplayer”, sebuah radio yang dilengkapi dengan perangkat selular, MP3, dan Internet, yang dimanfaatkan untuk memberdayakan masyarakat dan sekolah di daerah terpencil. Radio yang memanfaatkan tenaga surya tersebut memiliki memori SD-Card hingga kapasitas 64 GB yang dapat dimanfaatkan oleh para guru untuk mengunduh podcast dan berkas MP3 berbagai topik mulai dari kurikulum pendidikan hingga informasi tentang ramalan cuaca atau pertanian. Radio tersebut berharga kurang lebih $ 80.

[ENGLISH] from Lifeplayer, the MP3 Radio for the World’s Most Forgotten [Fast Company]
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Cerita sukses pemanfaatan jejaring sosial untuk bisnis

Perusahaan telah mengintegrasikan jejaring sosial dalam layanan bisnis mereka baik melalui blog,  Twittermaupun Facebook. Berikut adalah beberapa contoh pemanfaatan jejaring sosial dalam bisnis

[ENGLISH] from 5 Surprising Social Media Business Success Stories [Mashable]

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Alex Lin, Teenage Activist | TakePart Social Action Network: Important Issues, Activism, Environmental, Human Rights, Political News

Link: Alex Lin, Teenage Activist | TakePart Social Action Network: Important Issues, Activism, Environmental, Human Rights, Political News

He’s overseen the recycling of 300,000 pounds of e-waste. He’s successfully lobbied the Rhode Island state legislature to ban the dumping of electronics. He’s used refurbished computers to create media centers in developing countries like Cameroon and Sri Lanka to foster computer literacy.

E4SI fellow!

Link: E4SI fellow!

Engineers for Social Impact E4SI is a unique fellowship opportunity for Indian youth from some of the most prestigious technical schools to spend their summers working in dynamic responsible businesses.

These include renewable energy companies, such as SELCO that provide sustainable energy solutions, to the rural homes and businesses.

My two personal favorites over the last couple of months:

* Husk Power Systems, which provides energy to thousands of homes in Bihar using micro power plants that makes use of discarded rice husk and has some big names backing it and;

* Sarvajal, which is a Piramal backed startup providing pure water at just 25p per litre to the BoP.

Visit this page to see the complete list of partening enterprises. E4SI fellowships promise to be highly e ntrepreneurial as it combines the best of consulting, technology, and social innovation.

University of Missouri Extension – Live and Learn

Link: University of Missouri Extension – Live and Learn

MU Extension is Missouri’s one-stop source for practical education on almost anything

Kiva – Loans that change lives

Link: Kiva – Loans that change lives

Microbank for micropreneur

Shop for Love

Link: Shop for Love

Shopping and caring

Anonymous Gift Exchange

OK. So let’s to think that we can share our care to the others by exchange gifts? Anonymously….

Facebook or Twitter can be a good forum to realize this crazy idea. Someone can organize it..

Inspiration: Prita’s case and kickme444 (see here) .