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Internet Freedom Day: Giving a voice to the voiceless

January 18, 2013

Hey folks – today is Internet Freedom Day and that's a really big deal. A year ago, many good people on the Internet came together to stop SOPA. Internet Freedom Day reminds us that we all need to work together to preserve what we have and to help everyone realize their own individual voice. It's… Read more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs gets real stuff done

January 15, 2013

(from the Department of Giving Credit Where Credit's Due) VA is getting a lot of good work done, using IT to much better serve veterans, helping address the disability claims backlog, maybe their biggest challenge. Sure, the tech is a work in progress, but the greater issue involves skepticism and low expectations. Toward this end, they had to… Read more »

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Sandy Hook Promise, an initiative to end gun violence in America

January 14, 2013

Folks, there are people in the tech community mobilizing to support an end to gun violence in America. One month after the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a group of Newtown, Connecticut citizens have organized to honor the lives lost by unveiling a national grassroots initiative committed to preventing similar tragedies from… Read more »

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How does the Internet give you a voice?

January 9, 2013

Internet Freedom Day, January 18th, that's a big deal. Folks, I want to know: how does the Internet give you a voice?  I'm collecting answers about how the Internet gives people a voice that I will share on Internet Freedom Day next January 18th. Here’s the deal: Write about how the Internet gives you a voice…. Read more »

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Good News, re: #Hoot2Give

January 8, 2013

Hey there, folks – here’s the deal: I teamed up with the good folks at National Wildlife Federation to raise money for the furry little critters. Last month, I asked folks on social media to #Hoot2Give. Each time someone used the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, I gave $1 to NWF (up to $5k). In… Read more »

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Will you #Hoot2Give this Holiday season?

December 13, 2012

Hey there – here’s the deal: my team and I worked with the good folks at National Wildlife Federation this past summer to help raise money for their org (with #Squirrels4Good & @common_squirrel). It’s about that time of year when birds are migrating and changing their nesting habits, and we really want to continue helping… Read more »

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happy birthday, craig!
happy birthday, craig!

the craigconnects team is here…

December 6, 2012

to wish Craig a very happy birthday!

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Craig Newmark's big issues for craigconnects in 2013

December 3, 2012

Hey there folks, I'm figuring out what's my deal, what do I spend time doing, and what'll be my main focus for 2013. This seems to be the shortest version which makes any sense to anyone else. A lot of this involves quiet, back-channel communications, which I might never go public with. Sure, sometimes I… Read more »

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How about news we can trust?

November 29, 2012

Here's the deal, folks – recently, the Poynter Institute held a conference regarding the restoration of journalistic ethics. They're a real big deal in professional journalism, so I helped 'em, modestly, some funding, significant social media stuff. Me, I just want news I can trust. Sure, I'm not in the news industry, and have no… Read more »

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(credit Lee Woodruff)
(credit Lee Woodruff)

$3M + Raised at Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

November 15, 2012

Folks, I hear this guy Springsteen is big… This photo's from The Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Sixth Annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit last week, on Thursday 11/8. If you missed the show, you can watch the live stream here. There were some real great folks there, and we raised some money for a good cause. My match of… Read more »

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