OpenNews: Building New Communities with the New York Times and the Washington Post -
This could be very cool, but it sounds like it will take a while. I wonder if there’s a way to participate/help test/stay informed of their progress?
Community is at the core of what we do at Knight-Mozilla OpenNews—helping to build and strengthen the community of people writing code in journalism. And community is a big part of what has made Mozilla successful—the global community of contributors that has helped to build the Firefox…
Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Today we #ResetTheNet to stop mass spying. Encrypt everything! Learn how: http://thndr.it/PVxjUl
Pick me! @SocialRadarApp launch party #srlaunch (at 1776 SocialRadar Launch Party)
RIP Pete Seeger - an uncompromising master of the banjo and noble causes -
RIP Pete Seeger! A true original, uncompromising, trailblazer, advancing the folk revival(s), social justice, and environmental stewardship.
I saw him live a few times, most memorably at the Great Hudson River Revival - his folk festival benefiting the environmental organization he founded, Clearwater. (I think that was the first time I saw the great Emmylou Harris as well.)
It’s worth seeing the documentary on his life “The Power of Song” from 2007. I was lucky enough to catch the DC premier at AFI Silver, w/ director & some family (no Pete, but a concert afterwards featuring members of the Seeger and Guthrie clans in the Discovery courtyard:-) Hopefully PBS will air it again soon!
Looking to watch online? Mashable’s got you covered.
Yale censored a student’s course selection website. So I made an unblockable replacement -
Totally awesome! This Yale student takes the university to task for its heavy-handed takedown of innovative web site that made it easier for students to shop for courses. Sean Haufler created a Chrome extension that replicates the functionality of the banned web site in the browser - mitigating Yale’s intellectual property objections.
Read Sean’s excellent take on Yale’s unfair treatment of the popular and innovative YBB+ web site, created by fellow Yalies (and brothers) Peter Xu and Harry Yu, as well as his further refinement of the concept. This is an excellent example of open data hacking (the good kind), as well as the hidebound behavior of my alma mater that flies in the face of academic freedom and innovation - showing higher education clinging to tradition as the world rushes past.
Elite institutions such as Yale - which certainly continues to provide an excellent education - will doubtless survive the upheaval facing higher education today. But many mediocre or less well-established institutions face a very uncertain future.
Eric Brace, Karl Straub, Tim O’Brien, Kelly Willis, Peter Cooper, Brian Wright, and Jon Byrd at the premiere of Hangtown Dancehall, November 2, 2013, 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville.
Sounds amazing, gotta check out this music. You should too!
Christmas Eve service, my niece Ruthie singing with the choir. Hard enough to take a pic let alone check in IRT …. (at Falls Church Presbyterian)
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Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run #GOTR (at Westfield Montgomery)