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CONNECTED: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology

September 13, 2011

Hey, I've seen and recommend the award-winning documentary CONNECTED: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, directed by Tiffany Shlain. It'll be at theaters in the Bay Area staring Sept 16th at SF: Landmark Embarcadero, Berkeley Shattuck 10, Marin: Sequoia Theater, then expanding out to the rest of the country The trailer and ticket info is at… Read more »


The SF VA Medical Center at the City College of SF

June 14, 2011

There's a lot of good stuff happening for veterans everywhere in the US, and a whole bunch happening in San Francisco. CCSF, the City College of SF, has a lot of students veterans, over a thousand, using the new GI Bill. They have a good student lounge, and I've written about it and my small… Read more »


CityCampSF: local tech for the common good

June 12, 2011

Lots of people are working together in their neighborhoods to use technology for the common good. The folks at CityCampSF do that for San Francisco, as part of a global CityCamp movement that has held free informal "unconferences" in cities such as London, Raleigh, NC, Chicago and Denver. Here's what's coming up really soon in… Read more »


The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox

June 2, 2011

More and more of us are trying to help others out, via nonprofits. However, it's getting tougher out there, either to locate legit, effective nonprofits, or to run 'em. The folks at Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and GreatNonprofits are beginning to solve the problem. There's a new book, The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox, which helps nonprofits get… Read more »


The San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

May 31, 2011

Hey, these guys provide seriously good medical care for vets. They're trying to use social media to get the word out to vets about the services they can provide. Here's the Facebook page, please do me a favor and share it with vets, and press that Like button. For that matter, here's the directory of… Read more »


Veterans Affairs Palo Alto social media outreach to vets

April 21, 2011

Hey, the folks at the Palo Alto VA center are doing a great job, now using Facebook for social media outreach to local vets, to provide more services for returning troops. Check it out at They're getting high scores here and here and for that matter, on Yelp. I also just read that Lisa… Read more »