Armed with the researcher equivalent to detective's garb (Macbooks, cardigans), magnifying glass (Google, caffeine) and a set of leads (Charlie Leadbeater’s black book, and a significant social network of global innovators and activists from our collective consciousness), the NT100 pint sized research team has become a bona fide sleuthing operation. Just call us Marple, Mulder & Holmes.
But even despite our impressive credentials, we knew that taking on the search for the World’s Most Inspiring Digital Social Innovations was going to be a sizeable challenge.
Citizens Online run digital inclusion projects – Get IT Together across the UK. We help individuals, particularly older and disabled people get started with the Internet and we have some robust measures in place to understand the journey learners go on in becoming regular Internet users.
The social networking site for older people plans to establish a network of local community sites to offer a platform for influence and expression
A voice for older people It is estimated that there are around 14 million grandparents in the UK – 47% of whom care for their grandchildren on a regular basis. Gransnet is a successful social networking site primarily targeted at Britain’s grandparents, but also welcoming to other older people.
A new initiative aims to increase jobseekers’ awareness of their online profile – and its importance in their search for work
Search engine research
Inappropriate use of the internet has created many new pitfalls for people seeking work. While the growth of online technology has opened up opportunities for web users the world over, the internet also presents new social problems created by its very existence.