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Managing Stress During Gov't Shutdown

October 15, 2013

Hey, Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, discusses her concerns with rising stress during the gov't shutdown, and she refers to available resources. She talks about Managing During Stressful Times. The DoD's focusing on resources that are available to help military families deal with the challenges of… Read more »

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First bi-directional API for nonprofit sector about to launch

October 14, 2013

Hey, I'm always excited about technology for social good. My motto for craigconnects is using technology to give the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. Recently, I invested in GreatNonprofits.org to create a Yelp for nonprofits. I asked Perla Ni, of GreatNonprofits to write a guest blog post about this investment I've made. Craig Newmark… Read more »

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Supporting some nonprofits, and some not, here's the deal

October 11, 2013

For well over ten years, a whole bunch of nonprofit orgs (NPOs) have asked me for assistance, and I think I've gone way above and beyond to help as much as I could. The vehicle for all that is now craigconnects.org, where I support some causes for the short term, while learning how to do… Read more »

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Finding accurate reporting about gov't shutdown

October 8, 2013

(this relates to efforts to find news I can trust) These days, I rely heavily on media ethics professionals like the folks at Poynter Institute: "Don’t call it an impasse, stalemate, or standoff." The deal is that the accurate reporting on the standoff is hard to find, but it reflects importantly on the "how do I find… Read more »

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Government Shutdown Resources for Vets & Milfams

October 3, 2013

Hey folks, with the government shutdown happening I felt it was real important to share resources for military families and veterans. We'll try to keep it current. VBA call centers (except education) to remain open during shutdown. Education call centers close tonight (10/7). More here. The government shutdown affects many of the quality of life… Read more »

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New Poynter book re: journalism ethics

September 30, 2013

Hey, I'm working with Poynter to advance their efforts related to journalism ethics in the new digital world, and they've released a new book: The New Ethics of Journalism, that's the direct result of the Digital Ethics Symposium that I sponsored last October. The book is co-edited by Poynter Senior Faculty Kelly McBride and Tom… Read more »

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Startups, marriage, and other things I did after 35

September 27, 2013

Hey, I'm on Quora and I noticed that someone asked: What do people in Silicon Valley plan to do once they hit 35 and are officially over the hill? Since life in Silicon Valley ends at 35 unless you hit it big or move up in management (and simple logic tells you that most won't),… Read more »

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Top 10 Women in Tech Orgs

September 25, 2013

Hey folks, over the past twenty-seven years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing to do. Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a… Read more »

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The nerd-in-residence

September 13, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs has named me a "nerd-in-residence." You can find more under VA team bios > Craig Newmark. I really am a nerd, old-school, wore a plastic pocket protector, and glasses taped together, in the early sixties. I can now simulate social behavior for an hour, two hours tops, but then I… Read more »

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Military Spouse Unemployment Backgrounder: Defining the Problem

August 22, 2013

Hey, I was talking with Blue Star Families (BSF) last month, and one of our big topics of conversation was the crises of military spouse unemployment. This is a really big deal, and something that Blue Star Families' identified through their annual survey. Like lots of American families, lots of military families need two earners… Read more »

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