BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 20 2015
Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. Read More
BY Sam Roudman | Tuesday, August 19 2014
Environmental monitoring can be expensive and difficult but tech is changing how we relate to the environment. Until recently, the mechanics of political influence in America created a segment of environmental activism that isn’t always about connecting people to the environment. But as smart phones have gotten into more hands, and more people get connected online, environmental activism has started to shift, or grow, as well. Read More
BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, October 12 2012
Code for America New Orleans has released an online application to track the spread of blight in the city, incorporating data from across multiple city departments.
Code for America explains that the city uses a legal process to prosecute blighted properties, sell them or demolish them with the eventual goal of putting them back on the market. The application is meant to collect information about blighted properties in one place to save time for engaged residents, activists and nonprofits, the organization explains in a blog post.Read More