eBay Launches Green Marketplace eBay made quite a splash (in filtered water of course!) this week
Should We Give to the Red Cross? "Donating to the Red Cross to support victims of Hurricane Gustav is like buying a GM car - why would you when there are so many better choices tha
How to Cure Cancer, Millennial-style College usually consists of picking a major, studying for finals, and hanging out with friends. But not for Duke University student Josh Sommer. Instead, he's leading a foundation and conducting cancer research -- all in a fight for his life. That's because Josh has chordoma, a rare cancer affecting 300 Americans a year. And rather than wait around for more research, he and his mother have taken matters into their own hands and created the Chordoma Foundation to accelerate the search for a cure. I can't do Josh's remarkable story justice in a blog post alone, so I'm very glad he's our inaugural Social Citizens podcast and can tell you his journey in his own words. His unique perspective -- as a patient, Millennial, and nonprofit executive director -- is one you probably can't hear anywhere else on the Web, so tune in here to find out how this young leader is making some serious lemonade out of one of life's biggest lemons. Ed. note: There's a full transcript following this note for those of you who prefer to read the interview. Also, many thanks to Josh for being our first podcast guinea pig! As with everything else on Social Citizens, we'll be constantly refining and improving our approach to audio -- so don't be surprised if the format changes in the future. And if you hit any technical glitches, shoot us an email or comment, and we'll get right on it. Thanks!
What's in a Generation's Name? Generations are most often and aptly shaped by the events, the leaders, and even the trends of their time – but what’s in a name? According to a recent study by Harris Interactive, 4,000 Americans aged 21 to 83 were asked what they thought of different generations. It’s kind of interesting that Gen Y (or Millennials), Gen X, and even the Silent Generation had something to say – they all are yearning for a new brand that better represents them. In fact, Baby Boomers are the only generation that overwhelmingly agree with the label they’ve been given.
Welcome, We’ve Redecorated! Today marks the relaunch of the Social Citizens blog, and we’re glad you stopped by for a visit! We’ve decided to walk our talk a bit more and catch up with the ever changing world of the social web. We hope you enjoy the new look, the cleaner feel, and the improved functionality of our new home. We’ve added a new room too! Now you can tab over to the full HTML version of the Social Citizens paper. Here, you can read the paper by chapter, comment on what you’re reading, and link directly to the individual sections.
Changing the World of Politics Online With convention season officially upon us, the political junkie within me couldn’t let the week go by without posting something related to politics. But since there are plenty of places for you to go and get the play by play about what’s happening in Denver (including on our good friend Allison Fine’s Blog), I thought I’d direct your attention to an interesting list put together by PoliticsOnline and World eDemocracy Forum . For the ninth year in a row, they have announced this year’s list of nominees who are competing for the Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics.