Digby reveals herself

Whether you are interested in the social software/media as a toolset for activism and participatory politics, or reporting the news, or simply community, there is something for you in Digby’s speech at Take Back America 2007. Take the time and give a listen to her today:

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Doc Searls and Dave Rogers Converse

I was happy to read about Dave Rogers’s and Doc Searls’s conversation on Dave’s blog the other day. Both write about subject matter I care about – various intersections of society and the web – and have opinions I respect, if not always agree with. The back and forth between them is a great and […]

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Congratulations Rajiv

Congrats to Rajiv Pant, who has taken a job in NYC at Conde Nast Publications as VP of Information Technology for CondeNet! Rajiv was my manager (and eventually VP) at Philly.com and Knight Ridder, before the dotcombust, back when KR took risks and had a future. He’s a real visionary who always finds a way. […]

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Happy Father’s Day

I’ll leave you with a quote, an excerpt from Jeff Gammage’s new book “China Ghosts”: Becoming her father: The lack of control is terrifying. Maybe that’s why parents reduce the experience to banalities. They grow up so fast. You turn around and they’re grown. Where does the time go? Then again, the cliches are cliches […]

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“Fudgcicles!”

One of the funny developments to having an infant who is trying to parse every word you speak is the realization you can’t curse as freely as you used to. Yeah, I know, I don’t exactly use curse words all that much on the blog, but in regular, day to day conversations, well, I curse […]

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An Ajax RSS Reader

William Lazar cooked up a sweet RSS reader you can read about on his blog using Google’s Ajax Feed API and MooTools. Part of me wants to whip up a Popurls page using this, that stores what feeds you want to see in a cookie. Something like that could take only a few hours, with […]

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Being uninsured

I posted an editorial, from a deeply personal perspective, about being uninsured and health care to Philly Future and Young Philly Politics. There’s a bit about me in there you might not know about. We gotta speak out sometimes. And sometimes that requires sharing parts of ourselves we may not want to. I gotta get […]

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David Shenk stops by

In a post a couple weeks ago I mentioned that David Shenk in his book “Data Smog” should have put down Law 13 of Data Smog to be “Cyberspace is Libertarian” instead of “Cyberspace is Republican”. He stopped by and posted a comment – I didn’t realize this – but in the paperback, he had […]

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