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TechCrunch Disrupt: Women. You Shut Up. No, You Shut Up!

Posted September 30, 2010 | g:i A

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - SEPT 28, 2010 Photo by Max Whittaker

San Fransisco, CA -- On Tuesday, at TechCrunch Disrupt, my colleague Amanda and I sat through a painful panel titled...

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Translating Silicon Valley Success, Trusted Opinion Goes Beyond the Bay

Posted July 27, 2010 | g:i A

Broadband has grown exponentially worldwide, one-third of the global population is online, and, yet, when it comes to social web apps, American startups are shockingly focused on designing and developing products for U.S. and English language communities.

But, Beyond the Bay?

Many of the world's largest web properties started out...

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Startl: The Diamond Age of Education Innovation, Destabilization Imminent and Revenue Realized

Posted June 22, 2010 | g:i A

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American education and its educators are caught suspended between a world of bureaucracy and failure, and the sheer gorgeousness of the world of our imagination.

It's this contradiction that edu-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors are out to solve, or at least...

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Einztein and the Destabilization of the Edu-Content Industry

Posted June 7, 2010 | g:i A

An interview with Marco Masoni, CEO of Einztein, former high school teacher & lawyer, inspired this article, provided a great interview, and got me thinking more about what's next in education as a result of his team's efforts.

As graduation seasons draws to a close, study groups disband,...

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Move Your App, Jaime Oliver + Android + Snaptic Gets Developers In Motion

Posted May 25, 2010 | g:i A

An interview With Snaptic Founder/CEO Steve Brown

"I wish for everyone to help create a strong sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity"

-Chef Jamie Oliver, TED Prize Wish Talk

This is the story of...
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Impending Stop & Shop Strike Gathers Steam and Supporters From Facebook

Posted March 4, 2010 | g:i A

A few minutes ago, Christina Desjarlais Yates posted to Facebook:

well as a customer, through this wonderful age of technology we have plenty of notice, and I would be happy to see you all strike to get what you deserve,,hell with the suits and their great pay,what about...

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We Have to Donate to Chile Too? Disaster Donation This Time Around

Posted March 1, 2010 | g:i A

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Chile is one of the top topics trending on Twitter, but rapidly falling out of popularity, eclipsed by Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus's new boyfriend. A simple search of "Chile + Donation" reveals that the socially-driven donation nation is well underway. But, Twitter also reveals...
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Writers Guild 2.0: The Message? Get Your Hustle On & Online

Posted February 27, 2010 | g:i A

NEW YORK - Anita Ondine, Mo Koyfman, and Mark Lukasiewcz rallied to discuss the economics of digital media as a kickoff to the WGAE's new digital media education program. The message? Pretty simple. It's time for writers in the guild to get their hustle on and online.

It's been two...

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Apps of Kindness: Crisis Camp Launches 3 New Web Apps for Haiti

Posted February 17, 2010 | g:i A

At a time where "Social Media for Social Change" has become an overused too often abused term, I sat down with Anna Curran, organizer for Crisis Camp NYC to get a better picture of Crisis Camp, the 3 main apps being built by the NYC camp, and...
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Leveraging Love and Tech to Organize on Valentine's Day: Online Tools for Progressive Clergy to Advocate for LGBT Community

Posted February 14, 2010 | g:i A

Historically both clergy and faith communities have been powerful forces of change, rallying movements for social justice in America. Perhaps no other single community has caused a larger divide in collective clergy-driven support than that of the LGBT community fighting for marriage equality (this also covers family equality for gay,...

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Texting for Change, Immigration Reform's Stealth Strategy

Posted January 29, 2010 | g:i A

I think texting for "change" on a national level may have gotten it's start in mainstream culture with American Idol. More recently, and largely through grassroots organizing, text messaging has become a major tool that's being used to organize for immigration reform.

Regardless of your personal politics around the hot...

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What's Left? An Interview With Jennifer Nedeau, Former Director of Digital Strategy, Air America Media

Posted January 26, 2010 | g:i A

Editor's Note:

For scheduling reasons and maybe as the result of awkwardly shaped serendipity I interviewed Jen Nedeau, Director of Digital Strategy at Air America Media, the week before Air America announced that it was filing for bankruptcy. The majority of this article therefore was written in advance and without...

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Activism 2.0: New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Ready for 2010

Posted January 16, 2010 | g:i A

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MYD, Marriage Equality & Mobilization on Flickr

One of the most exciting emerging fields in technology is online organizing. Lately, I've been calling this Activism 2.0, and by that I'm referring to online organizing powered by tech savvy...
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Activism 2.0: Creating Casablanca in Copenhagen, The Fresh Air Center

Posted December 28, 2009 | g:i A

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United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP15 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Beka Economopoulos, by Kris Krug "KK+" (@ www.flickr.com)


Last January, Americans ran towards the politics of 2009 just as quickly as they ran away from the politics of 2008. Yet,...

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What Is Bill Thompson Doing With His Email List? Organizing 2.0 and This Next Generation of Web Apps

Posted December 18, 2009 | g:i A

While some of the smartest people out there are working on Twitter and Facebook apps, developing virtual gifts, farms, and other funny web wonders, there's an equally inspired group of entrepreneurs who are making bold commitments to some rather big hairy audacious goals in the online advocacy space. Under all...

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Why iDidntGetScrewed Friday

Posted July 14, 2008 | g:i A

Last Friday's iPhone 3G launch is being called a number of things, among the most clever "iPocolypse" as coined by Apple's own fan-boy Robert Scoble. My good friend Meg Fowler, proud owner of a non-iPhone, however, decidedly proclaimed her word-of-the-day as "iDidntGetScrewed." Meaning, most everyone racing to the software and...

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iPhone Frenzy, This Time Around It's About the Apps

Posted July 7, 2008 | g:i A

Will there be iPhone frenzy on July 11? We know that there will be plenty of phones to go around, but still my friends and I are already planning to line up at the Apple Store in the wee hours of July 11th to get first dibs. Why do we...

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NYC's Internet Week: A Debutante Ball for the Digital

Posted June 3, 2008 | g:i A

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This week Manhattan celebrates "Internet Week." Seven-days of non-stop festivities best described as a greatly delayed debutante ball for the digital super geek.

"Delayed" because New York's tech scene has been thriving alongside the Bay Area and Silicon Valley for years without its well-deserved...

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MashBash: What Happens When the Social Web Goes Offline for a Night

Posted May 21, 2008 | g:i A

It's Friday night and I'm slipping into a dimly lit, loud, packed club in New York. By traditional standards, I'm not a *cool* person, I don't go to NY clubs (I don't even get invites), and my wardrobe is utterly deficient in terms of label-love-sexy, but this club and this...

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