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Help Japanese quake survivors via texting cash via Red Cross, etc

March 12, 2011

(UPDATE:  The Japan Society lists a number of resources here.) The deal is that you just do a simple text to contribute: Text REDCROSS to 90999 (I just checked it out) Check out their site, but here are a few Frequently Asked Questions: Does the full $10 go to the Red Cross? Your text donation… Read more »


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 »


Funding for public service media in trouble

February 7, 2011

It turns out that large and small stations alike along with NPR and PBS are in danger of losing the public support that they've received since 1967. There are already three bills before Congress to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting entities. If you feel that's wrong, check out 170Million Americans for Public Broadcasting I… Read more »


An IT success story in Haiti

January 13, 2011

Inveneo focuses on building computer centers in places which need, but find it hard to get, reliable electrical power and bandwidth. They get stuff done, and you'll hear more about our their work, with a little of our support, in Kenya and the West Bank. Check out A Haitian ICT Success Story: Jerry Joseph and… Read more »