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What to Know and What to Do About the Ebola Outbreak

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

There are some points to consider in the Ebola outbreak, whose first case dates back to December 2013, when a two years old child died in Guéckédou, Guinea.

Millennial Venture Pours Resources Into Former Foster Youth

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Miccolis shares that Ephraim is the inspiration behind her award-winning, Philadelphia-based social venture, that's bridging to the gap between foster care and interdependence, while providing great coffee in a supportive community-driven environment.

4 Years of Digital Diplomacy and Change

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Alan W. Silberberg

Wow. There is a quiet sea change happening in the Middle East. The 2013 Iranian Election will mark the end of one cycle, and the beginning of another.

Voice Driven Digital Character Assassination

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

How soon till we start seeing voice driven digital character assassination replete with slang and provisional dialects?

The Role of Governments in Social Innovation

Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui

I do not believe that government should lower risks for investors -- such structures create perverse incentives. But what governments can do is improve investors' potential returns.

A Guide to Scaling Social Innovation

Hilde Schwab | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Hilde Schwab

We still have enormous hills to climb in changing mindsets, improving enabling environments and correcting market failures. But I think it's worth pausing for a moment and taking stock of the global trends.

5 World Capitals With Lots of Listening

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The pace of change in government use and implementation of social media, gov 2.0, open gov, egov and various other monikers is extremely rapid, in some countries it is breakneck.

Searching for Arab Democrats

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

As I watch the Arab Spring, I recognize the road ahead will be long and difficult. While many Arabs are calling for democracy, the region continues to...

Social Media Failing Somalia Famine Victims

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Why Social Media Fails Sometimes - Somalia in point. Horrifying: 29,000 children under the age of 5 dead in the last 90 days alone in Somalia. 29,0...

Facebook Credits as New Real Currency?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

I read some of the history of virtual currencies. Facebook credits is different. Why? Because Facebook is the equivalent of the third most populous country in the real world.

Goodbye/Hello 7 "Human Rights Gone Wrong"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patt Cottingham

Goodbye to seating inhumane governments and regimes at the human rights table. Hello to removing inhumane governments and regimes at the human rights table.

More Government Bailouts May Be on Way

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The economy is listing. So it must be time to bail. While there is little enthusiasm for government bailouts in general, voters ar...