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New Study Reveals If Social Media Is Empowering or Silencing Political Expression

May 4, 2016

Hey, lots of folks seemed to have noticed that people have been pretty aggressive toward each other online during this presidential campaign. I figure this is probably an important thing to pay attention to, and I'm contributing to specific efforts to help deal with the problem of online harassment. So, alongside Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park… Read more »

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10 Women Tech Leaders Vie for $50K and Funding at Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn

April 28, 2016

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge. I've partnered with them to award $50K to the winner of the Challenge. Backstage Capital will grant a $10,000 investment, and the Audience Awards and IBM will award $320,000 in cloud services. It's pretty… Read more »

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Here's How to Give Back to America by Giving Local

April 19, 2016

Hey, giving back to local businesses is a really good way to support local economies, and help out to causes that're important. Give Local America is a 24-hour crowdfunding event, beginning on May 3, 2016 and running from 12:00am – 11:59pm EST. It's designed to empower folks across the US to give back to their local… Read more »

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3 Suggestions From a News Consumer To Improve Today's News

April 8, 2016

I’ve been quietly chatting with editors, publishers, and journalists for over a decade, hearing the same concerns (and not generally not for attribution). Me, I’m only a news consumer, I just want news I can trust. (posted with permission of Scott Adams of Dilbert fame) I was really glad to hear from Erica Berger, writer… Read more »

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Will You #Help1Family On Giving Day April 21?

April 5, 2016

Hey, the American Red Cross is holding its nationwide Giving Day on Thursday, April 21. This is the real deal, and is a great way to help out families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies. Their Giving Day's a one-day event, and the point's to rally Americans across the country to support the Red Cross, and… Read more »

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Why Is It So Hard To Vote In America?

March 28, 2016

Hey, I figure that service members and vets risk their lives for us, and to thank 'em, the least we can do is register to vote and then actually vote. It's patriotic, and it shouldn't be hard for eligible voters to do. As I've said before, anytime there's upcoming elections, we've all gotta be aware of our rights. There… Read more »

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How Nonprofits Can Make a Dent in the Real World

March 25, 2016

Most of my days are about my public service and philanthropy initiatives, while steady on my commitment to craigslist customer service (though, I haven't been in craigslist management since 2000, and here's why…). Specifically, I've transitioned most of my time to craigconnects, my philanthropic initiative to support organizations that are really effective in areas including: veterans and… Read more »

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5 Impressive Moments for Women In Tech Right Now

March 23, 2016

Hey, I'm a big supporter of closing the gender gap in the tech sector. While women in tech haven't gotten all the recognition they deserve, I think it's getting better. Slowly. All we can do to help out is to put our money where our mouths are, look for opportunities to open doors, publicly recognize the door… Read more »

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Why I'll Be Supporting Teachers on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tonight

March 10, 2016

Hey, I'm in NYC right now because I'll be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight with Biz Stone, the Founder of Twitter, and others, like Charles Best of DonorsChoose.org, to show respect, as well as support for teachers. The thing is, #respect4teachers is needed now more than ever. I've teamed up with DonorsChoose.org… Read more »

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Apply Now for National Women Startup Challenge

March 2, 2016

Folks, this is a big deal: applications for the 3rd Women Startup Challenge are now open. You have until March 31 at 11:59pm PT to complete your application for the chance to win up to $50,000, among other startup-friendly prizes. You may have already heard, but only 7% of all investor money goes to startups… Read more »

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