Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a brilliant and passionate mind. He dropped out of high school to begin changing the world at 14, was a dotcom millionaire by 21, was indicted on federal charges at 24, and committed suicide at 26.
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As the international community celebrates World Food Day today, I find myself fortunate to have the rare chance to reflect on the tangible impact our clients are having on a daily basis.
Last week, Corporate Action Network launched an online organizing toolset called the Action Network. I have some experience with community organizing (I started a successful campaign to save my local branch library), so I was interested in what this new tool could do.
This post was co-authored by Michael Zamora, an intern with EchoDitto this summer through Harvard's Institute of Politics. For more info on Michael, you can head here.
It was in late April 2003 that I packed my car and left Queens, New York to join Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. Today I’m repeating the drive, this time from Boston, headed back up to Burlington, Vermont to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Howard Dean’s run for president.
This was post was co-authored by Neal Maher. For more info on Neal and his portfolio, visit: http://iamneal.com/
Lots of love for the MIT crowd this morning with a look at the corpse of Friendster and what we can learn from it, and some great insight into the little known Entity Graph that drives a lot of what happens on Facebook. Also, OFA is asking for stories so you should probably pay attention to how they use them.
It should come as no surprise that we're talking about communicating this morning. Do you have a crisis communication plan in place? Not the kind for when your website goes down, or Congress sinks your favorite legislation. The one for the time when one of your own is under massive fire from the internet. Next up, you should thank your members or audience more often, and in that spirit, you should listen to folks close to home a little more often too.
It's Thursday. There are 11 days left in 2012 and I'm the jerk posting now on how to close out the year. Take away weekends and Christmas and the feat