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Why Men Must "Lean In" to Support Women's Leadership

August 22, 2014

Our times call for  some innovators and women leaders who work in partnership with men. Again, this is about my commitment to fairness. Basically, it's time we get more women into public office. I recorded this video about fairness and getting better government everywhere, maybe indulge me? It's about creating real social change, for the better. I've… Read more »

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How to Use Social Media Better, For Equality

August 20, 2014

Hey, I have a commitment to fairness, based on a (naive) nerd desire to make life less unfair. I've created a video asking you to help create a more fair world, please indulge me and watch, and share it. It's for a good cause, and is a brief discussion of social media for the Women in Public… Read more »

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6 Inspirational Women In Tech

August 18, 2014

Hey, it's a priority of mine to promote the work that good people are doing. A lot of times women don't get the recognition they deserve in the tech industry. In the last  few blog posts I've shared about really good women in tech, we asked folks to suggest women they thought really had their… Read more »

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5 Reasons We Need Social Change

August 14, 2014

Folks, I started this craigconnects thing because I really want to use tech to give a real voice to the voiceless, and real power to the powerless. Ever since starting craigconnects, I've created a list of issues areas that I'm really focusing on. It's important that we work together, as a community, and collaborate to create real… Read more »

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A Lizard In The Security Shed

August 12, 2014

Hey, here's a short audio clip, recorded by the EK-FM Radio Presenter, Nancy Sungu, in Kenya. For the past 8 weeks, EK-FM has been off-air due to maintenance issues (in fact, a lizard got into their security shed and fried their transmitter!). The silent air-waves caused much upset in the community. In the interview, Diana… Read more »

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Travel Tips, Inspired By Misadventures

August 11, 2014

Okay, you already know about useful sites like TripAdvisor and SeatGuru, and you're doing your best to accumulate and use frequent-flier points. Here are some tips to cover the other stuff, inspired partly by my own misadventures. The context for these tips is that I travel for public service and philanthropy, not business; I haven't… Read more »

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Voter ID Laws: solving a nonexistent problem with more government and more expense.
Voter ID Laws: solving a nonexistent problem with more government and more expense.

Some Things You Should Know About Voter ID Laws

August 6, 2014

Folks, we're almost a month away from National Voter Registration Day, on September 23, 2014, and less than 3 months away from elections, and that means that you should be aware of your rights. Elections for US States Senate will be November 4, 2014. These elections mark 100 years of direct elections of U.S. Senators. The… Read more »

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Is There Such a Thing As Online Privacy?

July 31, 2014

Folks, do you think that online privacy really exists? This is what we tried to find out when we surveyed 1,007 Americans. Rad Campaign, Lincoln Parks Strategy, and I teamed up to uncover experiences and views about online privacy. We took the results and created an infographic to share with you. This is the second… Read more »

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Why It’s Important to Get Girls Involved in Tech

July 30, 2014

Folks, I've been supporting an effort to get women and girls involved in tech for some time now, with support for orgs like Girls Who Code and Black Girls CODE. I've also done some work with Roya Mahboob and the New Delhi-based Feminist Approach to Technology. And, I've been working with The Women's Building in… Read more »

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Fighting Pigeons, and Other Home Office Visitors

July 25, 2014

Hey, I get a lot of appreciated disturbances at my home office. Sometimes the visitors act as my alarm clock, and other times they're drooling. Here's a brief look from my window… Fighters, or …? Insects are delicious, or, Woodpecker waking Craig up at five am is hilarious. Steller's Jay locks in best target in… Read more »

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