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Talking at ICANN about craigconnects in context

March 11, 2011

(These are just notes, but my team suggested worth sharing. /craig) First, let's remember that there are a lot of people suffering in Japan, and I'm happy that people like us have built the means for others to help them out faster, like through the use of people finders and Ushahidi – If you want… Read more »

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The World Wide Web Foundation

February 28, 2011

Hey, there are a lot of good groups advancing the cause of the open net, and also extending that to people who need a break. One particularly effective group is the World Wide Web Foundation, and it has notable credentials. One of the principals is Tim Berners-Lee, who pretty much invented the Web. In the… Read more »

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Beth Noveck, a major contributor to Open Government, returns to teaching law

January 27, 2011

Hey, Open Government covers a lot of ground; it's about how a democratic government gets the job done increasingly well. That's been a big challenge in an environment where there had been no incentive for gov't workers to provide good customer/citizen service. Open government includes disclosure of what's going on inside government, where the money… Read more »

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Getting good advice about storytelling from Peter Guber

January 19, 2011

Hey, nerds need help getting more effective helping the causes they believe in, and Peter gives really good advice from a lot of real-life experience. (Yes, I'm one of those nerds, gotta expand my comfort zone by diving in, and I got a lot of help doing this.) (from a short bio provided by Peter)… Read more »

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Getting good advice about storytelling from Lynda Resnick

January 12, 2011

Hey, nerds need help getting more effective helping the causes they believe in, and Lynda gives really good advice from a lot of real-life experience. (I also appreciate her philanthropic networking; she helped me be the Bob Newhart of the Aspen Ideas thing.)(… and yes, I'm one of those nerds, gotta expand my comfort zone… Read more »

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