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Leverage Technology for the Greater Good – Not the Next Social Stalk

October 7, 2013
Posted by Sheldon Senek

Image of: Mario Armstrong on the radio talking about digital technology and its use for good.We’re living in the amazing world of digital technology – social media, smartphones, detailed GPS, interactive screens, functioning robots and life-like video games.  With this new technology, we can instantly connect with people we’ve never met who live half a world away; surgeons can operate on patients remotely with handheld devices and monitors; aspiring business professionals can earn a college degree online while making ends meet at home.

When we use technology right, great things happen – things that weren’t possible less than a decade ago.  Unfortunately though, many people abuse the same technology that’s used to save and transform lives.  This is why it’s more important than ever to have people who stand up for good digital practices.

One person fighting the good fight in the world of digital technology is technology expert Mario Armstrong. As a business keynote speaker and believer in technology’s ability to enhance lives, Armstrong uses digital platforms for career and personal growth – the same platforms hackers, stalkers and pirates use for mindless activity.

What You Can Learn from Mario Armstrong About Good Technology Practices

 

What makes Armstrong an original force in the technological world is his creativity.  Combining his creativity with his technological savvy, he’s created video games that have help children learn English, arithmetic and science. He’s also handed over complete websites to the developing minds of inspired teenagers (techtechboom.com).

According to NPR where he’s a commentator on Morning Edition, Armstrong’s passion is to “bridge the digital divide between the haves and the have-nots.”  When Armstrong’s not offering valuable commentary or using technology to expand youthful minds, he’s talking about grand ideas among some of the best businesses keynote speakers in the biz.

If you ever attend one of Armstrong’s presentations, you may hear him say the following:

  • Take advantage of online courses. According to Armstrong, “Whether you’re an adult who wants to learn more, tackle a new field, or just dip your toes into a subject matter, online educational tools and courses are an amazing asset.”  Free online courses like Coursera and CodeAcademy are available in addition to paid “credit-based” courses.

 

  • Don’t get duped by hackers.  During one of Armstrong’s many creative experiments, he set up a decoy network at an NYC hotel and fooled people into giving him their personal information.  Obviously, he didn’t use this information.  Instead, like the opportunist he is, he used it as a source of inspiration to help people use the internet more wisely. [Learn more here]

 

  • Use social media to thrive and help others. This is how Armstrong’s great ideas went public.  By connecting with people and helping them via social media, he gained exposure and created a good reputation for himself in the online community.  This online popularity translated to awesome career opportunities.

 

To learn more about Mario Armstrong and ways to leverage technology for the greater good, check out Mario’s blog.

Sheldon Senek
Posted by Sheldon Senek
Sheldon Senek is the Executive Vice President of Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau and writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips for corporate meeting planners. Connect with me on Google Plus

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