The clarion call heard across cyberspace these past few days has been as urgent in its tone as it has been dramatic in its delivery: "Save the Internet!" And for once, it's nearly impossible for anyone to exaggerate the grave danger that threatens to plunge our modern networked world into the disconnected dark ages.
We’ve talked about Google Grants before on this blog. In short: it’s a program offered by Google that grants qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations $10,000 worth of free Google AdWords a month. It’s an awesome program and every nonprofit should apply for one and start running AdWords campaigns!
Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a brilliant and passionate mind. He dropped out of high school to begin changing the world at 14, was a dotcom millionaire by 21, was indicted on federal charges at 24, and committed suicide at 26.
It was in late April 2003 that I packed my car and left Queens, New York to join Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. Today I’m repeating the drive, this time from Boston, headed back up to Burlington, Vermont to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Howard Dean’s run for president.
Lots of love for the MIT crowd this morning with a look at the corpse of Friendster and what we can learn from it, and some great insight into the little known Entity Graph that drives a lot of what happens on Facebook. Also, OFA is asking for stories so you should probably pay attention to how they use them.
It should come as no surprise that we're talking about communicating this morning. Do you have a crisis communication plan in place? Not the kind for when your website goes down, or Congress sinks your favorite legislation. The one for the time when one of your own is under massive fire from the internet. Next up, you should thank your members or audience more often, and in that spirit, you should listen to folks close to home a little more often too.