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RT @politicsdaily Glenn Beck Urges Listeners to Leave Churches That Preach Social Justice -- Politic.. http://is.gd/9Xxae

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RT @politicsdaily Glenn Beck Urges Listeners to Leave Churches That Preach Social Justice -- Politic.. http://is.gd/9Xxae

Cartoon: Snarktivism

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The #stopkony phenomenon of that last week has triggered a passionate debate over philanthropy and advocacy - from whether "awareness-raising" is a useful goal or one that saps energy and attention from the harder but more important work of building lasting change; to whether steering scarce resources and attention to...
Cartoon: Snarktivism

Outing online sexual predators is a sensationalist stopgap | Sady Doyle

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Gawker and Anonymous exposing individuals is one thing - but can we change the culture in which such behaviour is tolerated?Last week, Gawker's Adrian Chen published a story claiming to unmask "The biggest troll on the web." It's hard to believe that anyone can objectively determine the winner of that...
Outing online sexual predators is a sensationalist stopgap | Sady Doyle

Trayvon Martin petition site Change.org comes to UK

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Website that teenager's mother used to bring his case to world attention says it has 'structure of a business but non-profit ethos'It helped a 22-year-old nanny working two jobs take on Bank of America, a bullied teenager make the Motion Picture Association think again about a film's rating and, most...
Trayvon Martin petition site Change.org comes to UK

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Fun Friday: Fred Wilson (artist)

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The idea for this post came in the comments at some point in the past week. I can't actually recall how we got to talking about the artist named Fred Wilson, but we did. And I said I was going to tell the story of how I met Fred. So...
Fun Friday: Fred Wilson (artist)

Information communication technology and social justice: exploring what works

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ICT has the potential to transform activism, but what is the evidence of what works, and do organisations think enough about digital security risks? Join the debate Thursday 11 AprilType the words 'ICT4D', the popular acronym that describes information communication technologies for development, into any search engine and you may...
Information communication technology and social justice: exploring what works

How Indiegogo Turns Tragic Stories Like Lydia Tillman's Into Interactive Social Justice

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Jacob Tillman remembers exactly where he was when he learned that his younger sister, Lydia, had been brought to the hospital in Denver, Colorado, after being raped, beaten, and doused with bleach in her apartment, which her attacker set on fire on July 4, 2011. Lydia narrowly escaped death by...
How Indiegogo Turns Tragic Stories Like Lydia Tillman's Into Interactive Social Justice

Report: Yumblr! Is a Go, For $1.1 Billion in Cash

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Tumblr's Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org) Here we go, folks! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo's board has approved a rumored deal to purchase Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash money. It's not clear whether Tumblr's board has also approved the deal, but if it's true that the company has only a...
Report: Yumblr! Is a Go, For $1.1 Billion in Cash

Open data: decentralising and democratising social justice

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Chris Worman writes about Open Courts, the dataset which provides a model for others interested in data-driven advocacyGlancing back and forth between the two university students and what looked like the underside of a jellyfish on their laptop, I was at a bit of a loss for words. "So I...
Open data: decentralising and democratising social justice

Wife of Creative Commons Founder Seeking Donations for Aaron Swartz's Legal Defense

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Troll Face IRL (Photo: Creative Commons) Yesterday, we told you about the new charges being brought against early Reddit employee and activist coder Aaron Swartz. He’s now facing 13 federal counts after allegedly downloading large portions of JSTOR, an academic database filled with articles and data, in order to release it...
Wife of Creative Commons Founder Seeking Donations for Aaron Swartz's Legal Defense

Sorry, Mr. Beck; Jesus Preached Social Justice.

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Sorry, Mr. Beck; Jesus Preached Social Justice.

Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

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People are outraged over the death of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Reddit cofounder, at his own hands on Friday, a few months before he was scheduled to go to trial for the alleged theft of scholarly articles at the MIT campus. And they're trying to do something about it. A petition...
Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

Beware Of Those Who Claim They're 'Saving The Culture Business' When They're Really Protecting Those Who Strip Artists Of Rights

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We've talked a few times about the ridiculously unsupported and unsupportable claim by Robert Levine that the "tech industry" (by which he means "Google") is somehow destroying culture by "free riding" on content. There are so many things wrong with this argument that it would take an entire book to...
Beware Of Those Who Claim They're 'Saving The Culture Business' When They're Really Protecting Those Who Strip Artists Of Rights

Petition for Tumblr to Stop 'Alienating Their Entire Userbase' Gets More Than 18,000 Signatures

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Late last week, David Karp announced a number of changes to Tumblr triumphantly billed as “An upgrade, years in the making…” In order to make room for “BIG new” features, such as customizable drag-and-drop photoset creation, faster uploads, and inline reblogging, he said, “we’ve reduced creation on Tumblr to its essence, while carrying...
Petition for Tumblr to Stop 'Alienating Their Entire Userbase' Gets More Than 18,000 Signatures
Non-profit Responds To Threatened Lawsuit From Ferrari By 'Remaking' Video To Hide The Ferrari

New World Bank Chief Focuses On Climate Change

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A new report by the organisation highlights the problems of global warming and says it is the world's poor who are suffering the most. Jim Yong Kim, the new head of the World Bank has outlined the development fund's new focus. "We will never end poverty if we don't...
New World Bank Chief Focuses On Climate Change

The Alan Lomax Folk Collection Will Be Available For Streaming In February

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Alan Lomax single-handedly (and some would say, heavy-handedly) saved the folk music from oblivion. Son of John Lomax, Alan travelled across the US and around the world recording folk musicians in their natural habitat. Some of his most notable songs – work songs, cowboy songs, and ballads – formed the...
The Alan Lomax Folk Collection Will Be Available For Streaming In February

Sheryl Sandberg Asked Gloria Steinem If We're In A 'Stalled Revolution' For Women

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At this weekend's Women In The World conference in New York City, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg moderated a panel, "Where Are The Women At The Top?"  When she asked the group, "Women have held 15 to 18 percent of top jobs for the past few years. Is this a...
Sheryl Sandberg Asked Gloria Steinem If We're In A 'Stalled Revolution' For Women

What does professionalism mean in the voluntary sector?

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Coming across as professional can help charities to get funding and to attract the best employees and volunteersThe term "voluntary" conjures up visions of well-meaning amateurs attempting to do good in a very British, slightly dysfunctional way. However, those working for charities know the reality of the sector is far...
What does professionalism mean in the voluntary sector?

Aaron Swartz, internet activist and co-founder of Reddit, dies at 26

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Advocate of freedom of information who faced trial over hacking allegations reported to have killed himself in New YorkAaron Swartz, a celebrated computer activist and co-founder of the popular internet community website Reddit, has died. It is believed that the 26-year-old killed himself in New York City on Friday.A committed...
Aaron Swartz, internet activist and co-founder of Reddit, dies at 26

Laurene Powell Jobs Joining Stanford Board of Trustees

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Stanford University is adding Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, to its 33-member Board of Trustees for a five-year term. Powell Jobs, who earned an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business in 1991, is the founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs and...
Laurene Powell Jobs Joining Stanford Board of Trustees
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