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My Networked Life: Our Life Blood

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 9:47 AM

Networked technologies are changing our world every day. One of the companies responsible for the framework that allows us to connect is Cisco Systems.

This corporation is no startup -- they have been around since 1984 and were actually the most valuable company in the world during the dot...

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Occupy Wall Street -- An Opportunity to Redefine Value

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 7:28 PM

It feels like the world is on fire. From Egypt to Greece, India to the UK, Spain and now North America, we are currently living in an international worldwide wave of protests.

Avaaz.org gathered 500,000 signatures in just four days in support of the spreading demonstrations, and there is no...

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You've Got the Love(Social)

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 5:10 PM

If someone told the 5-year-old me -- who had just immigrated from Iran to Vancouver -- that one day, I would have this palm-sized tool that would let me connect with the whole entire world, I would have cocked my untamed little Persian eyebrow and said, "Oh, really now?"

That...

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Top 5 Things to Know About "Top 5 Lists"

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 12:41 PM

Lists have become this unavoidable shiny object that are prevalent on every RSS feed.

They are something of a cultural staple in North America, and with the rise of online connectivity and individual authorship, we are seeing more lists than we can digest. The ubiquitous rise in "Best Of's" is...

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Online Giving and the Health Landscape

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Causes are not something we have a shortage of in the online and offline world. Year after year, online fundraising and initiatives to "make this world a better place" have increased. There is an estimate of 300 million people living in the United States and 1...

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Earth Year: Changing the Conversation Around Earth Day

(3) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 7:16 PM

Imagine the year 1970, Earth Day had just been founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson with the intention to teach the U.S. about our earth and begin the nationwide conversation about the protection of it. Denis Hayes was the national coordinator in 1970 and took the mission international in...

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Giving to Live: How Volunteering Changes Lives

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2011 | 2:07 PM

I sometimes refer to my life three years ago as my "old life." I call it that because I can easily see, in hindsight, how my purpose was not in line with my day-to-day actions. Fresh out of university with a Sociology degree and a staggering amount student debt, I...

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Playing Dirty: Gasland vs. the Industry

(12) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 11:17 AM

When we signed on to help with the social media for Gasland (pro bono), it was not a documentary that was nearly as well known as it is now. Fresh out of Sundance, they had just started to create grassroots buzz. There was no Twitter profile, and a...

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