The Most Important Point (for me) out of Obama's...
1. Obama’s about to get a lot of shit for his lofty laundry list that had most of the liberals on my feed happily tweeting quotes from the full transcript. I hate to fall to cynicism but this was all a bit too campaign-y for me. How much can be actualized? Seems like he’s in ‘get the middle-class / young voters excited again’ mode. 2. So I’ll just pick my favorite...
Most wonderful TED talk and project ever. →
Citizen Journalism for real: Ethan Zuckerman’s Global Voices. For some reason I can’t embed the video right now. But just click the link and pleeease watch!
Two undercover police officers secretly fathered... →
shortformblog: In both cases, the children have grown up not knowing that their biological fathers – whom they have not seen in decades – were police officers who had adopted fake identities to infiltrate activist groups. Both men have concealed their true identities from the children’s mothers for many years. This makes the phone-hacking scandal look like a beacon of ethical behavior. Wow. ...
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Investigative Journalism in Latin America: 5... →
What are "American" interests?
This quote from NPR’s piece Is the Arab Spring Good or Bad for the U.S.? makes me think… “It was the power of American technology that helped drive the revolts — Google, Facebook and Twitter — and shared American values that shaped the demands of the demonstrators. Now, the question of American interests will be determined, in part, by a new Middle East that is likely to be more...
A rare moment of clarity came from Keith Kelly of the NY Post, who reminded his...– Ground Report piece from 08. Oldie, but I just came across it going through old bookmarks and it’s refreshingly (and sadly) straightforward enough to re-post 4 years later.
Over 2,000 APIs Added in 2011: Social, Telephony,... →
lifeandcode: Wow. 2,000? There are only about 19,000 named places in the US. Right now, API’s added in 2000 is greater than the number of daily newspapers by about 50%. At what point do APIs start to make a significant impact in how we consume news, or access civic information? Actually, they’re undoubtedly already significant — but when does the balance shift?
With the new year here, everyone’s starting to set new resolutions. I really...– Sentient Monkey: Everyone can (and should) learn to program (at least a little) Agreed.