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3 Powerful Social Media Leaders of the Past

October 7, 2014

On the Internet we continue an old tradition of social media, pioneered in the Roman Republic. I look at the social media leaders in the past who were good at doing things. They really paved the way for what's happening today with technology. The Internet and social media have been a way to give a… Read more »


The Philosophies of a Nerd

July 8, 2014

Hey, I recently spoke at Nonprofit 2.0's Unconference in Washington, and it turns out, I really am a nerd. In high school, and this is 50s/60s, I really did grow up wearing a plastic pocket protector, thick black glasses taped together, and I had the requisite social skills to go with that. And even now,… Read more »


"The Baroque Cycle": The Moment I Realized History RTs Itself

November 25, 2013

Around ten years ago, I read this historical fiction trilogy by a really influential science fiction writer, Neal Stephenson. At that point I had relinquished all management control of the site I started, was doing pretty intense customer service, and I was thinking about what it all meant. My nerdly take is that The Baroque… Read more »


Internet Freedom Day: Giving a voice to the voiceless

January 18, 2013

Hey folks – today is Internet Freedom Day and that's a really big deal. A year ago, many good people on the Internet came together to stop SOPA. Internet Freedom Day reminds us that we all need to work together to preserve what we have and to help everyone realize their own individual voice. It's… Read more »


The Veterans Resource Center, new, in San Francisco

August 23, 2011

It's a big deal to support vets on a national level, which motivates all the related guest blogging and support for the good working happening at the Dept of Veterans Affairs. However, local support, from the bottom up, is a big deal, that's the deal with the new Veterans Resource Center: The San Francisco Veterans'… Read more »


A campaign to support military families and veterans

June 28, 2011

Okay, I'm using my craigconnects thing to do a better job of standing up for stuff I believe in. Sure, I'm about to plunge in over my head even more than usual, and need to talk about that with you.  (We're working on some way to do a good job of that.) That's to say… Read more »