The February 23rd issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy has a great section on Technology for Good. They highlight people who are using technology and/or social media in creative way to solve problems. I was especially intrigued by:
John Nesbit and Medic Mobile - he created a mobile phone app that helps improve health care in poor regions in Africa and Asia (in places, for example, where some health workers spent days walking between patients and doctors to convey information).
Rebecca Manson and All Hands Volunteers - she started a nonprofit that uses social networking sites, cloud storage, and more than 200 volunteers to help restore personal photos that were damaged and nearly destroyed during last year's tsunami in Japan.