http://staff.tumblr.com/post/88007287125/heres-a-simple-proposition-no-one-should-be-able

staff:

Here’s a simple proposition: no one should be able to spy on your internet activity. Not criminals, not jealous lovers, not the government of the United States. That’s what Reset the Net is asking for. It’s an effort to educate people about their online privacy, and to push websites and apps to…

#ResetTheNet

Local Civic Tech Group Collaborates with City on Volunteer Map

codeforftl:

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. - April 26th, 2014 has been officially proclaimed Fort Lauderdale Cares Day. To accompany this proclamation, Code for Fort Lauderdale, a volunteer, citizen-led technology group has teamed up with the city’s Chief Service Officer, Jorg Hruschka, to create an easy to…

This was an awesome step for experimenting with local gov.!

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think that a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.
Today’s Reddit Nugget of Wisdom. 

"We have two options: A Star Trek styled universe where all of humanity is equal and can spend their time creating art, exploring, researching, reading, gardening and raising their family; or Elysium" - waffledave

TL/DR: Always trust people named waffledave.
Full Post here.
Pic via Space Images. 
 

Today’s Reddit Nugget of Wisdom. 

"We have two options: A Star Trek styled universe where all of humanity is equal and can spend their time creating art, exploring, researching, reading, gardening and raising their family; or Elysium" - waffledave

TL/DR: Always trust people named waffledave.

Full Post here.

Pic via Space Images

 

Beyond the Data Portal

gov30:

I’m a data portal skeptic. I have been for years, but I’ve gotten tripped up when trying to explain why. I’m certainly not anti open data. I’m not even anti data portal. But I worry that organizations think that setting up an open data portal is a way to make data useful, when it’s really just a…

Thanks for sharing. via jedsundwall
Code for Miami: Open Data Jam Recap

codeformia:

by @robdotd

It isn’t very often that you get the opportunity to brainstorm about the future. You may daydream here and there about it, but do you ever really consider the potential? How would things be different? What are the steps for us to get there? And more importantly, who will be…

The anonymity I know

moot:

Yesterday Sam Altman published a short post containing his thoughts on Secret, and also anonymity in general—namely that it breeds meanness, and that anonymous social networks are destined to decay and grow worse over time.

I strongly disagree. What I’ve observed is the opposite—that…

moot sets the tone.

Recap: Civic Hack Night at City Hall

Original Post Recap: Civic Hacking at City Hall (http://bit.ly/1gjB41s)

Arriving at Fort Lauderdale City Hall can be quite intimidating, especially for something as vague as the promise of a “civic hack night.” In just 15 minutes, the January meeting of Code for Fort Lauderdale would commence on the 8th floor. The sky was a deep blue and the air cool as I grabbed my bag and headed inside.

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