Social web for social issues

I can't believe it, but I am going to link to Microsoft... A post I wrote on the NESTA blogs about the winner of Microsoft's Design IT competition, which is a screensaver created by user-generated content designed to help Alzheimer's sufferers store their personal memories:

The screensaver is a simple application with the "why didn't I think of that" factor: a carer and person with dementia can upload text, video and photos to the screensaver to help them remember important people, moments and facts about their lives. It's great when an existing technology like this can be adopted and put to good use...

Read the full post & comment here on the Making Innovation Flourish blog >>