via Facebook: Today, only 2.7 billion people are online — a little more than one third of the world. That is growing by less than 9% a year, but that’s slow considering how early we are in the internet’s development. Even though projections show most people will get smartphones in the next decade, most people… Continue reading Is Connectivity A Human Right?
This 97-year-old uses MS Paint to make incredible art despite his impaired vision. I’m constantly reminded of ways that technology can enhance the quality of life for people; it’s truly amazing. (Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)
It’s hard to believe cellular phones have been around for 40 years. They’ve really changed the way we keep in touch, do business, and communicate on whole. I wonder where the next 40 years will take our talking devices…
After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding - I was fired today. If you’re wondering why… you haven’t been paying attention. From controversial metrics in our S1 to our material weakness to two quarters of… Continue reading
Lucy Bernholz, a leading philanthropy scholar who writes one of my favorite philanthropy-related blogs, has released her fourth annual industry forecast through GrantCraft. And, for the first time, it’s free to download! Her predictions for 2013 are intriguing; I agree with most and can’t wait to see how they play out. I really love being… Continue reading Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013
I saw this article and was not surprised at all; I’ve been fearing this for months. via halphillips: I really think this is something we’re going to hear a LOT more about over the next few years. It is now possible to buy a printer that will let you make your own guns. This is not… Continue reading A working gun has been made using a 3-D printer.
Swiss cows are starting to text. For real. I am worried for the cow’s health and well-being, but am also fascinated by this technological advance and how it could help farmers. What’s your take?
We’re working with Social Media leaders from all walks of the federal government to identify and solve our toughest challenges, and unmistakably improve the services and cost savings all our agencies critically need. Justin Herman, the General Service Administration’s (GSA) social media manager Glad to see this sort of thinking and creativity in government. It… Continue reading
The rise of the info-state is about not only money and technology, but also loyalty and collective identity. As the Canadian scholar Daniel Bell argues, we are entering an age of “civic-ism,” in which pride in one’s city supersedes national patriotism. The “city-zen” is the new citizen. We identify ourselves as much or more as… Continue reading
Remember the Millennial Donor and Engagement survey? Well, the results are in, and there’s a lot to be celebrated and learned! Here’s the full survey results along with some pretty neat infographics, and here’s an article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy breaking the (good) news. Below is a teaser of some of the learnings.