Social [Media] Causes
Yesterday I posted Jonathan Zittrain’s presentation on “the Web as random acts of kindness” and posed the question of whether or not social media is in fact making us a more collaborative society. Today, I learn that a record $11M have been donated via texts, following the catastrophic earthquake that impacted Haiti last week - that’s 10,000 mobile donations per second!...
I just stumbled across this video and watched it, not once but three times. Jonathan Zittrain’s argument that the Internet is made up of “millions of disinterested acts of kindness, curiosity and trust” completely piqued my interest. Zittrain poses an exciting social theory that describes the World Wide Web as a vulnerable, ever-changing system relying not on contractual or...
Valeria Pronounced: vah-LAY-ryah (Italian), bah-LE-ryah (Spanish) Meaning: to be strong, derived from the Latin root of valor Origin: Feminine form of Valerius, a 2nd-Century Roman saint and martyr; Valeria is also the name of a character (a lady of Rome) in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” Words to live by: “Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be...