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Madly Multi-Arts Party to Back Documentary Filmmaker on Saturday, March 14

March 7, 2009, Philadelphia – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What unites a rapper, a singer/songwriter, three jewelry-makers, a documentary on women in the media, a raffle, a silent auction, and a music video? Stumped? They’re all coming together for an Arts Free-for-All Party to raise money for filmmaker Hannah ‘helyx’ Horwitz’s documentary about American teens in… Continue reading Madly Multi-Arts Party to Back Documentary Filmmaker on Saturday, March 14

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Why nonprofits should promote social media in general

The NetSquared “think tank” topic this month is: What do you think the role of nonprofit organizations is in the changing world of social media? When I first read it, however, I mentally transposed “the changing” to “changing the” and read it as: What do you think the role of nonprofit organizations is in changing… Continue reading Why nonprofits should promote social media in general

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The Strength of Weak Ties today

I really enjoyed an interesting Philadelphia Knowledge Management group web conference last week, led by Steve Ennen (Managing Director of the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative) on Measuring Knowledge Management in a Web 2.0 World. At one point in the session, Steve referred to a recent paper by some folks at the HP Social Computing Lab,… Continue reading The Strength of Weak Ties today

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The Internet Threat

In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, James Boyle devotes Chapter 4 to “the Internet Threat”, which is the way of thinking that “Big Media” (my term–not his–for publishers, music labels, movie studios…) use to justify continuing their grip on power. His explanation helped put things into context for me. The Internet… Continue reading The Internet Threat

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The Internet Threat

In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, James Boyle devotes Chapter 4 to “the Internet Threat”, which is the way of thinking that “Big Media” (my term–not his–for publishers, music labels, movie studios…) use to justify continuing their grip on power. His explanation helped put things into context for me. The Internet… Continue reading The Internet Threat

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Should schooling be compulsory?

My wife is attending a terrific conference, Educon 2.1, the 2nd annual, sponsored by the Science Leadership Academy here in Philly. It’s a gathering of progressive educators, talking a lot about the future of education and they talk/act a lot about integrating Web 2.0 practices. (A number of them are live-blogging and live-Twittering the conference.)… Continue reading Should schooling be compulsory?