So, here I am, on the Bolivian Altiplano, serving in a Vincentian International mission. I’m on Facebook and I write a blog. We don’t have cable. We don’t have 4G or 3G connections. We have very slow 2G, like most of the rural developing world. In countries like Bolivia, high speed internet is only in [...]
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What would you do if you lost all your data? Do you value your digital stuff? Nearly everyone is creating things with computers, and some do it without any concern for its value. How to Keep Your Digital Memories Safe World Backup Day. (link no longer active)The site even has a link to a Facebook game! [...]
With the constant march of technology, more and more people are accessing their daily news on their “smartphone.” In addition to the apps on VinFormation, Famvin is happy to announce VinFeed, VinFeedES, and VinFeedPOLSKA: news readers that draw some of the latest news from the Vincentian Family direct to your phone! These apps work on [...]
The Huffington Post presents an article “10 Digital Commandments: Dos And Don’ts For Religion On The Web” by James Martin, S.J..author, ‘The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything”. Related FAMVIN Posts:No Related FAMVIN Posts
There are a variety of ways for nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), schools, government agencies and other mission-based organizations to involve volunteers to help with short-term projects relating to computers and the Internet, and short-term assignments are what are sought after most by potential “tech” volunteers. But there is a disconnect: most organizations have trouble identifying [...]
A general good source for all things tech is www.techsoup.org. They are the donation “portal” for the software and hardware industries. A blogger writes…”As a Catholic religious order fundraiser I often use them for donations of software.” While some companies will choose not to donate to religious institutions, almost all make an exception for social service [...]
First things first, technology (whether it be equipment, software, internet technologies, etc.) are tools to accomplishing things. Just like Priests began using cars to get around within their communities and telephones to better keep in contact with their parish communities, today’s technology is no different in terms of enhancing and improving the way we can [...]
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