Archive | February, 2011
Q&A with Heather Fleming, Founder and CEO of Catapult Design

Q&A with Heather Fleming, Founder and CEO of Catapult Design

Photo by PopTech. I first learned about Heather Fleming, founder and CEO of Catapult Design, almost a year ago when I read one of her blog posts, “The Future of Design: A U.S. Cell Phone Designed by Kenyans?“ on one of my favorite blogs, NextBillion.net. After reading her poignant piece, I was blown away. The thing […]

Q&A on “Wired for Change”: with Jonathan Eyler-Werve from Global Integrity

On February 16, former President Clinton and 200 social innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists gathered at Ford Foundation for the Wired for Change event to discuss how to create an innovative and equitable digital future. A good overview, including archived “live blogging” posts, can be found on Jillian C. York’s website. The following is a […]

The GoodSpeaks Project: Finding a Home for Nonprofit Videos

The GoodSpeaks Project: Finding a Home for Nonprofit Videos

Image by AJ Cann. How do you get nonprofit videos in front of the right audience? Kristin Milhollin might be onto something. She is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit SpaceforGood, soon-to-be rebranded into The GoodSpeaks Project, a community-based nonprofit video news forum and distribution network. Kristen recently unveiled a rough design of […]

The Future of Media: News Filters

The Future of Media: News Filters

  Are news filters giving us an artificially “positive outlook?” Photo by ViaMoi. Over the last decade, the world of news media has changed significantly, allowing more voices to share their stories and more ears to listen. There has been a convergence of major media conglomerates, the introduction of social media, and the spread of the Internet, including the ever popular […]

The Great Debate: Tweeting the Revolution

This week’s much-covered controversy is about whether or not the violent protests in Egypt were brought on by a “Twitter Revolution.” The same question was raised in 2009 during the Iran elections, with some thought leaders like Malcolm Gladwell and other journalists answering with a resounding “No!” Gladwell responds again this week to claims that […]