January 11, 2010

2010 predictions & recommendations for Web 2.0 and social networks

by Christopher Rollyson

The 21st century is proving to be volatile and disruptive in every way, and 2010 will continue the trend. Three disruptive forces are converging: the Industrial Economy, globalization, and the emerging Knowledge Economy. Continue reading

December 30, 2009

Top Web 2.0 tools to help with your New Year’s resolutions

by Deltina Hay

Whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, manage your time or money, live a more sustainable or philanthropic life, or quit smoking, chances are there is a Web 2.0 tool out there to help you succeed with your 2010 new year’s resolution.

Here is a list of some of the top-rated sites for helping you achieve some of the resolutions most often made: weight loss, healthier living, quitting smoking, philanthropy, and better money and time management. And if you don’t have a resolution yet, perhaps this list can help you find a worthy one! Continue reading

January 24, 2009

Obama: Transparency in government for all of us

by JD Lasica

I was thrilled today to see that, as one of his first official acts of business, President Obama signed an executive order that effectively reversed eight years of government secrecy by interpreting the Freedom of Information Act as favoring disclosure and transparency by default.

Remember, we should all cheer this, because citizens are the media, too — you don’t have to be a newspaper journalist to use FOIA. Here’s a reminder from Dan Gillmor in the package I edited on citizen journalism: Freedom of information: It’s for everyone. Continue reading

Category: Current affairs, JD Lasica
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January 20, 2009

A snapshot of history

by JD Lasica

The brilliant Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal Constitution says it all. Continue reading

Category: Current affairs
January 17, 2009

Occupation 101: Hebron (an exclusive report)

by JD Lasica

This is the second of two parts on my trip through the West Bank. It also appears on The Huffington Post. See part 1: Documentary short: A drive through the occupied West Bank.

JD LasicaHere’s a 22-minute video of life in Hebron, the history-rich ancient city in the West Bank that is now a source of conflict between Palestinians and Israeli settlers, with Israeli security forces placed squarely in the middle. Continue reading

January 17, 2009

Real-time photo gallery of Inauguration events

by JD Lasica

At Magnify.net, founder Steve Rosenbaum has created a live Flickr stream of Inauguration events & photos. The photo gallery will constantly change over the coming days as Flickr users upload images tagged with the word “inauguration.” You can grab the embed code and place the Flash player on your own blog and resize it; Continue reading

Category: Current affairs, Photography