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Craigconnects to Match $25K in Donations on Crowdrise to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

October 29, 2012

Ok folks, Hurricane Sandy is real serious. It’s causing a lot of damage across the East Coast including my hometown Morristown, New Jersey from downed power lines to major flooding. The news is reporting that this storm could be one of the top ten costliest storms in history. A lot of good folks out there… Read more »


Hurricane Sandy relief resources (UPDATE 2)

October 28, 2012

Okay, Hurricane Sandy is a big deal, already caused a lot of damage and is expected to cause even more harm to communities across the EastCoast. Here's a list of Hurricane Sandy relief resources we compiled. We'll keep adding to this list too. Let me know if you have other credible resources too. Stay safe. UPDATE… Read more »


Restoring trustworthiness to news

October 23, 2012

Hey there, folks, I'm speaking at the Poynter Journalism Ethics Symposium today. I'm giving my speech right about now, and this is what I'll be saying and talking about: I'm speaking only as a news consumer, I just want news I can trust. The press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to… Read more »


Stand up for America on Election Day

October 22, 2012

Hey, the Founders of the US tell us that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, meaning that citizens have the right to vote. However, there are politicians who don't like that, and they're attacking the integrity of the election by making it hard for people to vote. I'd like you to help out all Americans… Read more »


Have voting questions? We have answers…

October 3, 2012

Hey there, folks – here's the deal: It's really important that we get out there and vote. But there are some steps that you'll need to take to get there. It's pretty simple though, and I've been working with a bunch of organizations who are doing real good work and really have their boots on… Read more »


Teching Across the Globe

September 27, 2012

Hey there, folks – here's the deal, over some years my team and I have been helping build networks across the world, or small parts of it, to give people a voice who've never had it. We've done this by funding tech labs around the globe. Ranging from San Francisco to Kenya, a Beduoin village… Read more »


9/25: Mom's birthday, and National Voter Registration Day

September 19, 2012

Two big events happen 25 September, and I'd like your help celebrating both. It's my mom's birthday. Help her celebrate it by checking out National Voter Registration Day and committing to register and committing to vote. Take a look at their Facebook page, too. And to see what people are already Tweeting about the day,… Read more »


Get on the Internet Bus for serious Internet Freedom

September 17, 2012

Okay, we, the people of the Net did real well when we stopped some seriously bad law, SOPA. Now, we're looking around, trying to figure out how we can get it together so we can unite in defense of what's now being called "Internet Freedom." My bias: I'm a nerd, highly motivated to get stuff… Read more »


Fact-checkers are mad as hell and they're not taking it anymore…

September 10, 2012

Fact-checking and Paul Ryan, BFFs by accident? News media taking fact checking seriously? Okay, there's been a slow build to a possible rebirth of fact-checking in the news. That had been kept alive quietly by a few news outlets, mostly notably The Daily Show and the Colbert Report and media commentators including Jeff Jarvis, Arianna… Read more »


Your Vote: anyone can do it, and everyone should do it

September 6, 2012

Hey, people across the world really do feel we're the "shining city on the hill," that, seriously, we're the leader of the free world. I feel we need to live up to that, every day, and that means to passionately commit to voting, that's the whole "consent of the governed" thing that the Founders established. … Read more »