Jul 042016
 

People may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human rights violation to take it away.That’s according to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which passed a non-binding resolution in June that condemns countries that intentionally take away or disrupt its citizens’ internet access… gizmodo.com

Access to Internet is a right.

Access to Internet is a right.

 

Feb 082012
 

Aleph Molinari is the president of Fundación Proacceso. He launched the ‘Learning and Innovation’ network to empower the digitally excluded. With 42 connected community centers in Mexico, Molinari enables millions to Internet access and technology education. In his compelling presentation, Molinari discusses the 5 billion left unplugged and the necessary steps to bridge this digital divide… trendhunter.com

Feb 022010
 

Master alternate reality game designer Jane McGonigals latest venture is Evoke, a project to connect young people in Africa to their counterpars in the the developed world “to empower young people all over the world, and especially in Africa, to start tackling the world’s toughest problems: poverty, hunger, sustainable energy, water security, conflict, disaster relief, health care, education, human rights… boingboing.net

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Sep 202009
 

By now the arguments are familiar: Facebook is ruining our social relationships; Google is making us dumber; texting is destroying the English language as we know it. Social Networking & Our BrainsWe’re facing a crisis, one that could very well corrode the way humans have communicated since we first evolved from apes. What we need, so say these proud Luddites, is to turn our backs on technology and embrace not the keyboard, but the pencil. Such sentiments, in the opinion of Dennis Baron, are nostalgic, uninformed hogwash… salon.com

Apr 252009
 

Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.cd_500 No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race… playingforchange.org Continue reading »