Madam Geek…

Finding the geek in every woman

Presentation Time for Mom3.0 Session October 2, 2010

This morning the moms came out in full force once again to attend the Mom3.0 Cafe Session. Today the RLabs facilitators thought it would be interesting to surprise the ladies by asking them to choose their favourite social media tool. Once they have chosen their tool they would get 15min to prepare themselves and then have to present a step-by-step guide to signing in and using this tool to the rest of the class.

We always have to shift and change our mindsets and get helped out of our comfort zones. So this exercise was quite useful. The moms were good sports and when presenting, encouraged each other to continue and not focus on the mistakes during the presentations. The favourite tool of the morning was Facebook. When asked why that tool is their favourite? One of the moms shared that she loves looking at peoples pictures and reading their status updates. The fact that you can see everything on one screen is wonderful and very exciting.

Below we have one of the moms Jackie Biggswho is an avid micro blogger. She chose Twitter as her tool to present. When asked why Twitter? She answered its quick and instant. One does not have to wait before updating your status. If you feel or experienced something you can say it immediately without waiting for someone to comment on or Like your status. Jackie has been for over a year now and it is always interesting to read what she has to say and how she contributes to the world wide web.

You can follow the Mom3.0 Cafe Session moms on: www.mom2zero.com

Source: RLabs

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YouTube and Mom3.0-Just Me September 4, 2010

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RLabs is having another Mom3.0 Cafe Session today. The ladies all came really early and were ready for the session. We are continuing with Vlogging and Blogging.

Below is a video clip of Melissa Johnson, one of the younger moms:

This is a video clip of Francis Herbert, one of the older moms:

The rest of the ladies updated their Facebook and Twitter statuses and checked their emails.

They also blogged on the Mom3.0 Blog and viewed each others videos on YouTube. It is always good to read what they have to say about one another’s status updates and the encouraging words left as comments.

 

The Most Influential Women in Web2.0 May 13, 2010

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We thought it quite appropriate to share this slideshow with our readers as our focus is Women and Technology. Whether it’s finding the geek in every woman (Madam Geek) or empowering women through technology (She’s the Geek).

Meet The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0

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She’s the Geek has been interviewing women across South Africa over the past few months. The interviews have been a huge success. And it has been humbling at the same time to meet such amazing women right here. Soon we will have interviews with women from the Northern Hemisphere. Looking forward to some interesting collaborations.

 

Coming Soon: N900 in 72hours May 6, 2010

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Over the next 3 days Madam Geek will review the N900. I do feel honoured to be intrusted with Marlon Parker‘s N900 for a full 3 days.

Madam Geek will review the N900 covering: the good, the bad and the ugly! The gloves are off and we are quite prepared for the Nokia lovers retribution. As an iPhone Gal I do feel a bit strange agreeing to be objective about a non Apple mobile.

She’s the Geek and Madam Geek has agreed to embark on the next 3 days reveiwing an iPhone and N900 respectively!

She’s the Geek will be reviewing Apple’s iPhone in 72hours. You can follow the Twitter updates by She’s the Geek on the progress of the review.

 

Unconventional Blogging Talk March 22, 2010

Last week Wednesday, the talk show titled Let’z chat with Mel on the Series channel on DSTV had an interesting show. It was about women and technology.
I was quite excited to watch the show for two reasons:
1) I have heard quite a few talks or presentations on blogging but have never seen it on TV and a South African show. Very advanced for South African media and unconventional for a talk show.
2) The second reason is that one of the guests on the show was none other than Marlon Parker who is the director of RLabs, a community organisation based on Cape Flats. One of their initiatives is a project called Mom3.0, that teaches women how to use social media to make a change in their communities by using blogging in particular. He did an actual step by step presentation showing the viewers how easy it is to create their own blogs.

Madam Geek is proud to be associated with RLabs and all the women of Mom2.0 and Mom3.0. What an innovative initiative.

Exciting times ahead ladies!

This blog post was written and uploaded from my mobile. The pics were taken during the show while I was lounging on the couch. Wow, never knew blogging could be this easy!