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August 01 2011


Mobile innovation - Suicides of workers, Foxconn to replace staff with 1 million robots in 3 years

Xinhuanet | English News :: Foxconn is not only the world's largest maker of computer components and employer of 1.2 million people. The company, which assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, has recently been in the spotlight after a string of suicides of workers at its massive Chinese plants, which some blamed on tough working conditions. The Taiwanese technology giant, will replace some of its workers with 1 million robots in three years to cut rising labor expenses and improve efficiency, said Terry Gou, founder and chairman of the company, late Friday. The currently 10,000 robots will be increased to 300,000 next year.

Time machine :: Foxconn has been in the news due to a series of suicides of workers at its Shenzhen/China plant - (here one of three videos available on YouTube; Engadget published a translated version of the original Chinese article, "The fate of generation of workers: Foxconn undercover", see link below): 

Continue to read yan, news.xinhuanet.com

Original article about the Foxconn suicides in English Richard Lai, www.engadget.com

May 30 2011


APAC - social media in the Asian-Pacific region

With strong presence in 9 out of the 13 countries Facebook dominates the APAC landscape. North Asian countries do have a strong local social media presence. In China it’s RenRen, South Korea has CyWorld, Taiwan its Wretch and Japan has become a Twitter nation quickly.

But, did you know that New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan all have higher rates of Internet penetration than the U.S.?

The following infographic is provided by public relations and research company Edelman.

APAC Social Media Map
View more documents from Edelman

Continue to read www.edelmandigital.com

February 11 2011


Hello from shufang (Taiwan)

I am now  director of Frontier Foundation, Taiwan. Frontier Foundation is an organization to aggregate the care and love toward Taiwan and to transform that into the practical ground level, community and social action. From policy research, training for community organizers, media watch, to information society practical action plan, Frontier Foundation is devoted to facilitation of the connection among minorities and Internet, and the participatory discussion within organizations.Our team established various web service information portal, including the first female service information network, female Internet forum, female mailing list, disability information network, aboriginal e-tribe, TechSoup Taiwan ,Nettuesday Taipei and sahana-taiwan.We are asking "how NPOs can work together to have more impact to our socity, with those ICT tools." "How to create more space for NPOs to share and work together?" 

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