One Step Away is a monthly ‘street newspaper’ produced by people experiencing homelessness in the Philadelphia region. I always make sure to pick up a copy once or twice a month from its many vendors in across Center City, some of which are authors in the paper.
Philly.com has been hosting a number of blogs on their site over the past few years, some of which have brought it much controversy, but this one should not, it helps raise the voice of those whose voice needs to be heard. Check out the One Step Away blog at Philly.com.
Yesterday, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight launched, making a bet that you want news stories backed by data to help find the signal in the noise. Like Garret said, succinctly, it’s exciting.
In addition to this, Ezra Klein’s effort and others, are giving me hope we’re entering a phase of investment and innovation again in the news space, and by extension, how we tell stories in media. The Nieman Journalism Lab is a great place to follow what’s going on.
Mitchel Resnick and much of the team behind Scratch are working on a version for children under 8.
Check out the project’s Kickstarter page for more information.
Check out Rob’s fantastic pictures of Boyd Theater. For more information see Friends of the Boyd.
I felt a bit of responsibility to get SSL up and running for those who are reading my wee blog’s content and writing comments. Webfaction made it easy and their support staff were a great help!
Hard to believe that the World Wide Web launched into being on March 12th, 1994. Its ethos, its architectural principals, and its use, have helped to open the world to each of us, with the simple power of the link. My career, and more important, the friendships I have made, wouldn’t have been possible without it.
A couple years after launch, in 1996, I attempted to launch my own home page on VoiceNet, a Philadelphia ISP. Like Kimberly Blessing (a friend, old coworker, and influence on my career), I decided to see if I could restore it, and here it is, mostly.
Thank you WWW