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Stepping away from social networks
Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake are signing off from all social media platforms, and they won't be back until AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive has raised $1 million.
Why it matters
This campaign demonstrates the value of influence on social networks. What innovative steps will we see brands take online in their attempt to become as meaningful in people’s digital lives?
Barcelona’s Universitat Autònoma has designed an app to help the visually-impaired use the bus. Through visual and auditory cues it offers a choice of routes to their desired destination. It then guides the user to the closest bus stop and lets them know how much time they have to wait and how many stops there are until they reach their destination.
The Sims 3 is a hugely popular ‘life simulation’ videogame based on the repercussions of characters becoming made poor and homeless. The ‘Alice and Kev’ blog has drawn praise for how it tells the surprisingly moving stories of two characters as they struggle to cope with enforced poverty in Sims world.