.Social

The Digital Scotland ‘.Social’ program is intended to focus tech experts on society’s critical challenges, notably poverty and homelessness, to ‘bridge the digital divide’ of social exclusion. The initiative will cluster together “Social Tech” entrepreneurs and progress real-world transformational projects, showcasing active projects and industry leaders that are “transforming lives and communities for the better”.

Social Business – Fusing Capitalism and Socialism to Change the World

Social Businesses are 21st century organizations that fuse capitalism and socialism.

Harnessing WordPress and Open Data Social Mapping to tackle homelessness

How Open Source Software and Open Data can be utilized to tackle social needs like homelessness.

How will the SNP deliver a more “social Scotland”?

An analysis of the Scottish Government's decision to outsource new devolved social welfare powers to IBM.

The Edinbro.news – Harnessing Digital Storytelling to Break Down Homelessness Stereotypes

A project to launch a homeless owned and written online newspaper in Edinburgh.

IBM for a better Social Scotland?

An examination of the decision to outsource Scotland's Social Security to IBM

Cloud in Scotland’s Third Sector – Case study: Simon Community Scotland

Simon Community Scotland performs essential work for the nations homeless, aided now through adopting the Cloud.

Featured Digital Scot: Gavin Neate – The Neatebox

Gavin Neate is an inspiring example of the entrepreneurial ingenuity being cultivated in Scotland, and the Neatebox products he's developing an exemplar case study of the concept of 'Social Smart Cities'.