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The internet changes everything for humanity: social freedom, awareness, education, democracy, even economics. Let's protect the good and minimize the harm.
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Will Peek’s Mobile Eye Exam System Take a Bite Out of Developing World Blindness?

Will Peek’s Mobile Eye Exam System Take a Bite Out of Developing World Blindness? | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Mobile computing and miniaturized sensors are threatening to transform medicine. Peek, a mobile eye exam system, is a great example of the power of mobile. In tandem with a phone camera, flash, and external clip on device (?
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Yahoo's Fight for its Users in Secret Court Earns the Company Special Recognition in Who Has Your Back Survey

Each year, EFF’s Who Has Your Back campaign assesses the policies and practices of major Internet companies as a way to encourage and incentivize those companies to take a stand for their users in the face of government demands for data.
Christine Golden's insight:

This nation should not have a secret court.

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How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation

How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
A nation of freelancers can't afford their own private summer homes. But a return to the proud tradition of co-vacationing means they won't have to.
Christine Golden's insight:

The internet makes the Sharing Ecomomy more possible.

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It's About to Get Much Easier to Dig Up Your Apartment's Deep, Dark Secrets

It's About to Get Much Easier to Dig Up Your Apartment's Deep, Dark Secrets | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Track down a building's code violations, noise complaints, or that nagging history of chemical contamination.
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I am liking everything I've seen from Code for America, and the municipalities that are participating.

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Voting online for the future! - Net Newsledger

Voting online for the future! - Net Newsledger | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Voting online for the future!
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Online voting THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay is looking at adding online voting to the next civic election. It is a fantastic idea that could assist in making our democracy more engaging.
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There must be ways to protect eVoting well enough for us to us it.

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Sharing - An idea that's changing the world! - ABC Online

Sharing - An idea that's changing the world! - ABC Online | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Sharing - An idea that's changing the world!
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"We were all taught that we were meant to own a washing machine and two cars - these are all quite modern concepts of consumerism.
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Other provacative quotes from the article...


"They said 'how will strangers trust one another to rent out their most valuable posessions or let them into their homes?' but his grandfather said 'this is how I used to travel!'"


"...through starting this tool library in his neighbourhbood he actually formed all these connections with his neighbours that he'd never had before,..." This is happening with me right now, starting with the Neighborhood Yard Sale, then with the mountain lion.

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Skillshare

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Skillshare is a community marketplace for classes.
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Collaborative Teaching and Learning

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Internet Advocacy Groups Call For Reform Of The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act | Progress Illinois

Internet Advocacy Groups Call For Reform Of The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act | Progress Illinois | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Internet advocacy groups Demand Progress and the Internet Defense League have united to campaign for reform and updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) with the launch of a week of action.Participating organizations, which include members...
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Internet Advocacy Roundtable

Internet Advocacy Roundtable | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Crowdsource This… and That:
Getting Creative with Crowdsourcing Strategy
We’ve all heard about crowdsourcing, that magic process for harnessing the creative labor of your audience. But just how useful is it?
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A giant cage

A giant cage | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO Bill Clinton, then America’s president, said that trying to control the internet in China would be like trying to “nail Jell-O to the wall”....
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Little Free Library Project: Winston Salem, NC

Stephen King said that "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Let's spread magic through a Little Free Library in Winston Salem, NC.
Christine Golden's insight:

#Maker, #Maiker => Social Goodness

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Our Solar System — An experiment with CSS3 border-radius, transforms & animations.

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Cool!

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Home | Restore the Fourth

Home | Restore the Fourth | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Restore the Fourth is a grassroots, non-partisan movement; we believe the government of the United States must respect the right to privacy of all its citizens as the Fourth Amendment clearly states.
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The web sharing economy is booming in the crowded streets of Paris

The web sharing economy is booming in the crowded streets of Paris | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
The web sharing economy is thriving in the heart of Paris due to the crowded streets, and perhaps something a little more intangible in the Parisian culture.
Christine Golden's insight:

"new style economic model that is called everything from collaborative consumption to web sharing to the mesh."


I hadn't heard "mesh" before. I tend to like "collaborative consumption."

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"A Whole New Direction Needs to Grow" - Pages from Freelancers Union

"A Whole New Direction Needs to Grow" - Pages from Freelancers Union | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
A conversation with the always-brilliant Gar Alperovitz
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The economy, the culmination of old ways of thinking about business is "forcing people to invent new economic forms, which are essentially democratic forms." And the internet is making this possible.

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Best TED Talks About Consumerism | Postconsumers Tips

Best TED Talks About Consumerism | Postconsumers Tips | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Ted Talks on Consumerism We love TED talks and the unique ways that speakers work to change the planet through innovation. But, of course, we love TED talks about issues related to consumerism even more.
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3 TED Talks on Collaborative Consumerism. 

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Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here - TechCrunch

Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here - TechCrunch | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here
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'Chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

'Chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
It doesn't look like much. The brick office building sits next to strip mall in Cupertino, California, about an hour south of San Francisco, and if you walk inside, you'll find a California flag and a cardboard cutout of R2-D2 and plenty of...
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Digital activism and organizing: research review and reading list

Digital activism and organizing: research review and reading list | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
2013 review of studies on digital advocacy, Internet activism and citizen participation online.

Via M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
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SecDev Foundation to Monitor Syria’s Digital Security

SecDev Foundation to Monitor Syria’s Digital Security | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
SecDev Foundation is launching the Syria Digital Security Monitor, a site that maps and visualizes reports of disruption to critical infrastructure in Syria including internet, telecommunication, electricity and water, and reports on cyber threats.
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Netizen Report: Tibetan Internet Users Targeted With Malware

Netizen Report: Tibetan Internet Users Targeted With Malware | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
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Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on "How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy"

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on "How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy" | Internet Goodness | Scoop.it
Longtime media-reform advocate Robert McChesney looks at how the future of American politics could be largely determined by who controls the Internet in his newest book.
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