Mobile Instant Messaging: Help at the fingertips of AddictsPresentation Transcript
Mobile Instant Messaging: Help at the finger tips of addicts Wesley Nitsckie & Marlon Parker
What do you have in your hand?
"Mobile is going to be the next big Internet phenomenon. It holds the key to greater access for everyone – with all the benefits that entails."
CEO of Google
“ My cell-phone is my tool for change and my ticket to the rest of the world”
Unemployed Single Mother
“ Using my mobile I can change the world one instant message at a time and leave positive footprints in my community”
Ex-drug dealer and ex-gang member, Cape Flats
Drug Advice Support
4:17 PM @mxit : i need support
me : how can i help
4:19 PM @mxit : im using tik and desperately need help coz I have a 9 month old baby.
4:20 PM me : well we are here to help
4:21 PM @mxit : r u there
me : yes
how long hav u been using?
4:22 PM @mxit : 6 years nd im only 18 nw
me : well are you willing to come and see someone in person?
4:23 PM @mxit : yes i am. where
me : we are based in Bridgetown
66 Tarentaal Rd
4:26 PM u free during the day?
@mxit :yes i did nd thanx i'll come in next week.
No. of Subscribers: 9,193 No. of Messages: 746,440 Avg no. of conversations per session: 30,685 / 250 hours = 122.5 per hour or 245 per session Max no. of conversations 473; Minimum 21 Avg no. of Messages = 1422 per session (Max 3678, Min 234) Avg no. of conversations per Advisor in a session = 24 (Min 4, Maximum 56) No. of Conversations related to drugs: 18,963
Drug Related Conversations
Advice Support HIV/AIDS Career guidance Disaster Management Corporate Communication Crime Reporting
Thank You Wesley Nitsckie [email_address] @wesleynitsckie