So my Instagram account got hacked early last week. I’m not sure when. I found out when someone sent me this screenshot on Tuesday showing my photos with a different profile, which seemed to be marketing porn. I submitted support tickets to Instagram on Wednesday and again on Thursday but never got any reply. Strangely, a …Continue reading "Just another reminder that the companies that profit off our content and relationships give no fucks about us"
So many import and disturbing updates in Micah Sifry’s latest First Post at Civicist: Aberrations. This point from Evan Osnos in The New Yorker probably freaked me out the most: “Since Election Day, Trump has largely avoided receiving intelligence briefings, either because he doesn’t think it’s important that he receive them or because he just doesn’t care …Continue reading "“Aberrations”"
This is the story of how the Trump campaign used data to target African Americans and young women with $150 million dollars of Facebook and Instagram advertisements in the final weeks of the election, quietly launching the most successful digital voter suppression operation in American history. Throughout the campaign, President-Elect Donald J. Trump shrewdly invested …Continue reading "The Real Voter Fraud: How Trump Used Facebook to Suppress Voting"
Following up on the very basic intro to Drupal class I created and taught for Girl Develop It RDU in the spring, I am now offering a half-day workshop for beginners who actually want to start getting their hands dirty using Drupal. The class is this weekend and we still have a lot of spaces …Continue reading "Let’s do Drupal!"
Last week I taught a class for Girl Develop It RDU to introduce Drupal to people who have never used it before. It might not make sense without my brilliant explanations, but you can see my presentation here.Continue reading "Drupal from 30,000 Feet"
A lot of people (well certain people) have been fussing about Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey returning to the company as it’s new CEO. While I think he’ll easily be better than his predecessor Dick Costolo, I see no cause to celebrate. The magic in Twitter has always been the connections between people and the ability …Continue reading "In which I fail to cheer for @Jack’s return to #Twitter"
We held another great NCTech4Good hybrid unconference last week. I especially appreciated the other organizers who displayed teamwork above and beyond the call of duty. Here are a few fun pictures by other folks. You can find more at twitter.com/search?q=nct4g and learn more about it in my previous blog post.Continue reading "NCT4G Unconference"
It’s been a little while since I posted about this, but I have been continuing to facilitate NCTech4Good’s hybrid unconference annually since 2011. Tomorrow is our 2015 event! A lot of people still don’t know what “unconference” means, so I get excited about spreading the gospel. I never fail to have people who looked at me skeptically …Continue reading "NCTech4Good 2015 is upon us!"
If you’ve ever heard me talk about network-centric strategy, then you’ll appreciate this: Thanks to the always-inspirational Evonne Heyning for sharing this.Continue reading "Network in nature"