5 Nonprofit Social Media Tools I Actually Used

I find myself transmitting a near exact copy of this information about once a month so I figured putting it here might make that process simpler. Most of the time, I am having coffee with someone who just had running social media dumped in her lap. She likes being on Facebook and may have a secret tumblr, but […]

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How Ideas Travel Like Fire–From a Side Project to a $3.6mil DARPA Grant

5 summers ago I was a Fellow at Polaris and hacked together a way to track sex trafficking using Google Reader. At the time, Craigslist appeared to be the dominant market for commercial sex and like today, every Craigslist section has an RSS feed. I sat in my rented room in Northern Virginia after work at […]

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Can you name 5 great women in computing?

The friends to whom I’ve posed the question in this title often begin confidently: “Sure! Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, umm, Anita Borg, ummmmmmm. Um.” Then follows an embarrassed silence. Women have been a part of the history of computing from the very beginning, but our stories are rarely remembered and seldom told. Dr Susan Rodger, my Mom […]

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