This is a truly interesting and hopeful development. Who would have though the...– Reddit Users to Target Supporters of SOPA in Congress After Successful Boycott of GoDaddy - Forbes
Look, I’m a middle class white guy on deadline at a big-time magazine, with no...– Touré on Gene Marks’s If I Were A Poor Black Kid | TIME Ideas | TIME.com Spot-on response to a ridiculous article in Forbes this week.
Today, we’re pleased to announce that with the support of Google, Code for...– CfA Codes for More of America in 2012: What’s Ahead | Code for America Yeah, baby.
You cannot simply flood the market with broccoli and hope that people stop...– Clay Johnson, The Information Diet
Something to aspire to
Today I spent some time with Brad Burnham from Union Square Ventures. Among other things, we were talking about what’s going on at Code for America and Civic Commons, as well as the latest in the fight to save the Internet. Separately, during the day today, the USV team was interviewing candidates for their new associate position. It’s sweet job, by pretty much any standard, and...
Remix culture is the new Prohibition, with massive media companies as the lone...– - Andy Baio, No Copyright Intended
Give to Code for America
kevincurry: I’ve been an advisor for a great civic fellowship program called Code for America for the past year. CfA matches talented developers, designers, community managers, and project leads with municipal governments that struggle to keep up with the Internet. It’s like Teach for America for geeks. In this season of giving I’d appreciate it if you would make a tax-deductible contribution...
Yesterday, I was talking on the phone with the incredible, edible, Karl Fogel, about our blogging strategy at Civic Commons. The day before, Karl had written a great post on the “platform” approach that NYC is taking re: its Bus Tracking data/api project. The post got a great twitter response, including the beloved and dreaded Tim O’Reilly re-tweet which crashed the Civic...
My paperwork went through today, so I can finally say it in public without fear of jinxing myself… I am proud and very excited to say that I’m officially joining the MIT Media Lab as a visiting scholar, through the Center for Civic Media. I’ve been coming here for the weekly lunches and research meetings for a while now, and have been a member of the center’s email list...
As a publisher, I have experience from the front lines of the copyright wars....– Congress considers anti-piracy bills that could cripple Internet industries - O’Reilly Radar Pretty great response from Tim O’Reilly, and example of how businesses can (and will need to) continue to adapt as technology and how we use it evolve.
City Camp: We Are All Hyperlinks →
citycamp: This idea that our behaviors model the Web has been on my mind often, lately. Sometimes I’m afraid of it. (Who on the Web hasn’t been freaked out by it?) Mostly I think this is all fantastic. Same here — I can’t get it off my mind.
Sometimes when God closes a door, he opens a window. And sometimes standing...– John Stewart on the news that Donald Trump will be moderating the next Republican debate (on the heels of the news that Herman Cain is dropping out of the race). He is my hero.
The Internet isn’t really a technology. It’s a belief system, a philosophy about...– Joichi Ito - Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants - NYTimes.com So many money lines in Joi Ito’s op-ed in today’s Times. /via @BradUSV
this election, you, the Colbert nation could have a voice, in the form of my...– Colbert gets a Super PAC; So what are they? - CBS News Colbert is totally hilarious.
Next Up at Civic Commons
We just posted this morning on the Civic Commons blog that our founding Executive Director Andrew McLaughlin is now moving on to take a totally awesome job at Tumblr, and that I’ll be moving into the ED role at CC as of today. It has been great working with Andrew since Civic Commons launched in May (and by “launched”, we mean, “launched with funding”, as we’ve...
The idea behind open innovation is as simple as it is powerful: the creators of...– - John Palfrey, from Intellectual Property Strategy Palfrey’s new book is a great primer on intellectual property, written to be relevant to leaders of any type of organization. It focuses on the practical organizational opportunities around intellectual property assets, and encourages a broader...
Open, Interoperable Cities
The first CityCamp, in January 2010 was a memorable event for a bunch of reasons. It simultaneously marked the birth of several civic technology initiatives — the CityCamp unconference series itself, which has grown like gangbusters since then, Code for America, which has since just finished its first year and is growing like mad, and of course Civic Commons, which started as a partnership...