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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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What a 21st Birthday Means for craigslist

March 1, 2016






Folks, big news: craigslist launched 21 years ago. This means that for more than two decades, we've helped people put food on the table and put a roof over that table. I created craigslist to really develop a community, and help others out. Nowadays, I'm not doing any craigslist management. I haven't been a spokesman… Read more »

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How To Engage More Effectively On Facebook

February 26, 2016






Hey, as many of you know, I left craigslist management to focus on my philanthropy on craigconnects.org, where I support veterans, women in tech, voter protection, and other social good initiatives. I recently started using my Public Facebook Page again because I reached my limit on FB friends, so I couldn't add anyone else. Now that my Public… Read more »

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On Dr. Seuss and Why I Should Take Vacations, But Don't

February 24, 2016






What's "life outside of work"? Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit; friends and coworkers know I love TV, read a lotta books, and spend good time with my misses. And that's important. However, my work, as I define it, consumes me. To be very clear, nothing here is altruistic, rather, it's usefully directed dysfunction. I'm a… Read more »

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11 Podcasts To Check Out This Weekend

February 18, 2016






I'm a big fan of podcasts, there's some really good stuff out there. If you're out of the loop and not sure what a podcast is, I once said I'd describe a podcast to a 6 year old as people talking, like radio, whenever you feel like listening (though, I'm not sure if six-year-olds know… Read more »

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New Study Shows Youth Could Significantly Impact 2016 Election

February 8, 2016






Folks, I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data visualization that ranks the states and districts where young people could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, as well as on key Senate and House races. I… Read more »

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10 Women in Tech Creating Real Change in 2016

February 1, 2016






Hey, I've been working some within the women in tech community, supporting women-led startups and code programs for women and girls. Lots of times, the folks in this community don't get the recognition they deserve. My team and I compiled a list of some women who are real changemakers in the tech space, but this… Read more »

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How Women Veterans Are Succeeding in Business

January 27, 2016






Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. According to the National Women's Business Council, there are 384,548 veteran women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 296% from 2007. Just to compare, the number of veteran… Read more »

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photo credit: Luis LuCheng

Sending 25,000 Cases of Clean Drinking Water to Flint

January 26, 2016






Yesterday I announced that I launched the Water for Flint campaign on Crowdrise. We're working with folks on the ground from the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to get as much clean, safe drinking water as possible to the residents of Flint, an area I lived near for 10 years. For every $20 donated to… Read more »

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