Monthly Archives: March 2013

Moving People From Welfare To Disability Rolls Is A Profitable, Full-Time Job : NPR

Big Data in action.  Private Company scrolls through welfare data to see if recipients qualify for disability, Moving People From Welfare To Disability Rolls Is A Profitable, Full-Time Job : NPR. Advertisements

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Week 9: Library 2.0

This week’s discussion is focused on Web 2.0 and how it affects libraries.  Of particular interest this week was the folksonomies created by tagging.  One cannot go anywhere on the internet without seeing tagged content.  I add tags to this … Continue reading

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Week 8: Poverty

This week we discussed Microfinance.  I think that some of the points that Aneel Karnani discussed in his paper, “Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: A Mirage,” are not really true.  I am definitely not an expert on microfinance … Continue reading

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Two Articles About Privacy

Opinion: Privacy was good while it lasted – CNN.com. The Internet is a surveillance state

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Diversity in Silicon Valley – black, female, and a Silicon Valley ‘trade secret’ – Mar. 17, 2013

Diversity in Silicon Valley – black, female, and a Silicon Valley ‘trade secret’ – Mar. 17, 2013.

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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com

Charity and Microfinance?

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Syrian Cyber-Rebel Wages War, One Hack At A Time : NPR

Very relevant to ICT and protests. Syrian Cyber-Rebel Wages War, One Hack At A Time : NPR.

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