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Social innovation speed dating in San Francisco

April 1, 2011

Hey, folks, Code for America is a bunch of people building government style software that's actually useful for people. They've joined forces with Simpl, the social innovation market place,that connects innovators with the public sector to bring about radical change. The deal is to bring together people with ideas and people who can offer support… Read more »

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Some progress supporting common goals

March 29, 2011

Okay, while we're figuring out how to do more and better, here're a few recent highlights, in a more condensed form than last time. I'm tired. ongoing/frequent support: vets/military families including jobs, health records classrooms via DonorsChoose lots of connecting one group to another (esp. water, veterans, mideast) helping how to really do serious mass… Read more »

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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 Thank You Economy (a book recommendation)

March 3, 2011

Sometimes we forget that we really do live in civil society, where people generally get along, and that's to everyone's benefit. In particular, people use the Net and social media for mutual benefit in a big way, something I've observed every day for sixteen years doing customer service online. (Sometimes we need a reminder after… 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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Public/private partnership with FEMA

January 18, 2011

When something goes really wrong, we really need a hand… and we need to let people know how to get that help via social media. That's what some FEMA folks came to talk about in Silicon Valley, including the Administrator, Craig Fugate: Social Media + Emergency Management: Talking with Tech Leaders on the West Coast… Read more »

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