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From TED2014, Joi Ito (now director of MIT Media Lab) talk about safecast project

How did a Bunch of Amateurs… Get it Done?

When Ito learned that Japan experienced a magnitude 9 earthquake, he thought immediately of his family. As he tuned into news reports, information was scarce. Official government organizations weren’t releasing much in a general effort to avoid panic. And, all the “experts” didn’t have enough data to act on. It was ordinary people — thru  More

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Order This (the Social Era book is now a PaperBack)!

When the paper version of Social Era came out recently, I never did share the news. I might have been traveling. I might have been avoiding that dreaded-self-promotion thing. I might have just wanted to not bother you. But I keep getting little notes asking … so let me do a fuller note. Social Era  More

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What Jack Dorsey Can Teach You

Each of us comes from somewhere. For Jack Dorsey, he used to walk around his home city of St. Louis. That led to him collecting maps so he could visually understand the world. This led to him buying his first computer in 1985 and then learning to code so he could draw a visual map.  More

Why You Should Let a 5-Year Old Design Your Next Product

All his life, he hated brushing his teeth. Getting toothpaste onto a toothbrush can be messy if your fine motor skills are still developing. And, of course, even though you know you’re supposed to replace a toothbrush every three months, who really keeps track of that? So, Houston Diaz decided to invent a solution. And  More

REI Get Outside Yourself copy

Why I Love REI

My friend, Professor Terri Griffith sent this Yelp Review of Acme Bakery tonight because the review takes a side trip through REI… Check it out: This is a delightful tiny, but busy bakery.  Everyone in town either knows first-hand how good the bread is or has been tipped off by Yelp. I was visiting from  More

Wired Magazine With Nilofer Merchant Article In it

‘We need a new language for the collaborative age’

Just realized that I never shared with you an article that was commissioned for, and published in the March 2013 issue of Wired (physical) magazine. Language encodes our thinking. To write a new future, we need to use a new language. Let’s stop focusing on the overly narrow term “social media”. Let’s simply be social.  More