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Facebook’s Default Setting
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Mapping Relationships Between Influentials
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Postal Service Lacks Matterness
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Jumping the NYPD Hashtag
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Reality vs. Realists
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The Churn
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So Many Words, So Little Meaning
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Prejudice Doesn’t Change Just the Context

Facebook’s Default Setting

Facebook’s big announcement this week that they are changing the default settings for new users (from public to friends) and existing users (a reminder to check one’s privacy settings) was yet another red herring in the ongoing public posturing by Facebook of appearing to care about users’ privacy.  Facebook is what it has always been:[...]

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Mapping Relationships Between Influentials

This month’s Social Good podcast is about a company called Relationship Science (RelSci) that has built an enormous database of the connections between influentials. I don’t usual feature a company on the podcast, and at first glance I thought it was yet another big box filled with names of people who give a lot of[...]

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Postal Service Lacks Matterness

This is a picture of my mailbox:           As you can see, is resting on the ground next to the post. Two weeks ago I heard a crash in the middle of the afternoon and came outside to find the mailbox like this. For a few days, our mailman delivered the[...]

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Reality vs. Realists

When I wrote about “the churn” I was expecting folks to nod and say, “Yup, that’s what it feels like to be trying to tick off the to-do list day after day.” And I certainly got a lot of that, especially on Twitter (which is filled with people like me trying to avoid their to-do[...]

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The Churn

I’ve been thinking a lot about the churn lately. Here’s how I define the churn: All organizations need to get stuff done. They need to manufacture things and sell it, serve someone, advocate for legislation and change the world. And as they set out to accomplish these things, the puzzle to be solved becomes: what[...]

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So Many Words, So Little Meaning

I am constantly surprised, and often bemused, by the way organizations use so many words to say so little. Here is a sign I saw in a business yesterday: This is a lot of words to say absolutely nothing! And unless the writer was paid by the word, it doesn’t seem to have accomplished anything.[...]

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Prejudice Doesn’t Change Just the Context

Michael Sam, an All American football player from the University of Missouri and a prospective NFL draftee, announced this week that he is gay. This, of course, is a tipping point moment for the macho league where sissy’s have never been openly tolerated. Much of the reaction to his announcement was supportive (and certainly more[...]

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