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Infographic: Most Important Law Protecting Internet Speech

August 23, 2012

Folks, there's this law called CDA 230 which is a major free speech protection on the Internet. It also protects much of the business on the Net, which involves engagement with regular people.  It's a really big deal. Maybe the most important law protecting Internet speech. My team and I worked with the good folks… Read more »

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Some Results from the National Dialogue for Improving Fed Websites

January 25, 2012

The new Open Government stuff gets results, normally with no media attention. It's just good, solid work, no drama, no way to sensationalize it. That's included a lot of progress in the last two years or so from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Turns out that a group of folks at the GSA, that's the… Read more »

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How Will You Change the World in 2012?

December 8, 2011

We’re getting to that time of the year when people start thinking about new year's resolutions and plans for the future. I’m making plans for the next steps for craigconnects and how I want to connect people for good in 2012. How do you aspire to change the world in 2012? Folks in the community… Read more »

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Kiva microfinance success: a visualization

October 17, 2011

Kiva.org is a really successful way of helping small business create jobs across the world via microfinance. They're now celebrating their sixth anniversary. You can visit their site, and check out small businesses and what kind of loans they need to expand. My focus has been the West Bank, though I've also made loans in… Read more »

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Need your ideas regarding serious improvements to Fed web sites

September 18, 2011

Okay, the deal is that Fed workers are seriously interested in better customer service, etc, via their web ops. I've worked with these folks for years, they're the real deal, and are really listening. Here, the idea is a for-real thing that starts Monday:  The National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites.  It's a nationwide, two-week… Read more »

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Blue Button ® gives access to health information

August 27, 2011

By Rachel Lunsford,  Jim Speros and Peter Levin US Department of Veterans Affairs You’ve probably already heard about the “Blue Button” offered by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Blue Button enables Veterans, service members, and Medicare beneficiaries to download their personal health record as a… Read more »

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