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Entries by Craig Newmark from 02/2011

Organic Health Response/Inveneo: using the Net to fight AIDS in Kenya

| Posted 02.01.2011 | Impact

The folks at Organic Health Response are doing really good stuff, using IT and environmental sustainability on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to w...

A new Greatest Generation via the Roosevelt Campus Network

| Posted 02.02.2011 | Impact

Okay, the deal is the that the people of the Depression era changed the world, inspired by a President with a vision and who got stuff done.The Roose...

Smoke-Free Super Bowl help

| Posted 02.03.2011 | Impact

Hey, the folks at American Legacy Foundation are the real deal, set up by lots of states as part of a settlement deal with the tobacco companies. The...

VA Blue Button moves ahead with vets health records

| Posted 02.03.2011 | Impact

The Blue Button is a way for a vet to download their personal healthrecord, maybe to bring to a doctor or clinic. It's a moving target, abig step tow...

Funding for public service media in trouble

| Posted 02.07.2011 | Impact

It turns out that large and small stations alike along with NPR and PBS are in danger of losing the public support that they've received since 1967. T...

Industry innovation for veterans from Veterans Affairs

| Posted 02.11.2011 | Impact

Okay, the deal is to work with private industry in the spirit of "public/private innovation" and to figure out new tech to better help vets in the fi...

An open source approach to Veterans Affairs medical info

| Posted 02.21.2011 | Technology

For years, the VA has run the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), which is their Electronic Health Record (EHR) s...

SeeClickFix gets local gov't stuff done

| Posted 02.23.2011 | Impact

Hey, if you see some kind of local problem that the city should fix, the folks at SeeClickFix really do have an app for that. You can report the probl...

Classified listings scraper and CL wannabe Oodle has paid AIM Group to falsely portray craigslist

| Posted 02.24.2011 | Media

(reposted from the craigslist official blog by Jim Buckmaster) Pay-to-Play "Research" from AIM Classified listings scraper/aggregator and CL wannabe...

The World Wide Web Foundation

| Posted 02.28.2011 | Impact

Hey, there are a lot of good groups advancing the cause of the open net, and also extending that to people who need a break. One particularly effecti...