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Sarah Granger
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Ready for a productive new year? Here are my tips for successful goal setting.
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Voting for Evernote as best iOS app for a Webby!
The Internet is awesome and Evernote iOS App is some of the best it has to offer. Vote with me.
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It seems like once a week I'm sending people to this presentation I made a while back on how to get started blogging... http://www.slideshare.net/sgranger/first-steps-toward-successful-blogging
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Which reminds me... here's a pinterest board I've put together on blogging resources - http://www.pinterest.com/segranger/blogging/
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Great idea in theory but how will rockets navigate through all the satellites? More space debris?
Summary: Sources told the Wall Street Journal that Musk is working with Google’s former satellite executive to build a factory that could pump out small satellites.
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I think you guys really don't understand just how much space is in space :D


This is needed in such a big way.  Especially as Net Neutrality is slowly eroded.

Wheeler from the FCC is a huge douche that has allowed huge data caps and double dipping from ISPs. 

Many areas are starting to look into co-ops and municipally owned ISPs.

Ultimately these companies like Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon are looking for ways to improve their performance after people are loosing interest in cable and Netflix is doing great.  If you don't know what I am talking about look into some graphs of Netflix before and after it paid to have the ISPs stop throttling their speeds.

It isn't a matter of technology either.  Fiber optic cables can carry terabytes of information a second and to route traffic it requires an extra port on the node. 

This is just the companies that don't compete and have a monopoly.
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OK Google hive mind... best tips for using Google Inbox? And when will Google add their business email accounts to use it? That's what I need most.
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I like the concept and the look but it's a little confusing the execution... unclear when you're replying vs. forwarding. I'd prefer a desktop view.
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Announcing my first book, The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life -- Online and Off. I call it a primer on digital life. Already listed in the top 10 hot new releases in media books on Amazon.
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Please help us Save Crypto! We need as many people to sign this White House petition as possible, ASAP.

Here's the overview of why it's important (skip to the bottom if you already understand the tech and/or just want to sign):  If you have a computer, network or software application and there is any entry point, that entry point is a weak link. Every time you add more entry points, you have more weak links where hackers could get in. To protect the data going through those entry points, you encrypt it (jumble up the data so it looks like gibberish on the outside). Users (us / people) have demanded that companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, etc., whose products we use every day, encrypt our data to help protect it. That keeps us safe from hackers. It's essential technology.

Recently, some people in US government law enforcement started advocating for back doors into our technologies so they can get into things like our email to see if there are terrorists having conversations there. They're just trying to do their jobs, but it would be like everyone in the USA giving keys to their house to parts of the government, or creating a secret door that supposedly only the government has keys to access. The digital warrant process is still murky.

As many wonderful, hard working civil servants as we have in government, those people would not be a problem. But it just takes one disgruntled worker to decide to exploit the back doors and sell them to the highest bidder on the black market. Aside from the fact that creating the back door in the first place is a major technical weakness that could possibly, in some cases, be exploited on its own by hackers. In other words, it's a bad idea. It doesn't make us any safer. It actually, in the long run, makes us much less safe.

In effect, what some people in government are asking is for us to allow for our data to be less secure to make their jobs easier right now. It can be complicated and we've fought a similar battle before (just search "Clipper Chip") but we need strong technology to continue to be world leaders. We already have too many hackers penetrating our networks and stealing our data. If we don't tell the government it's a bad idea, they may mandate backdoor technologies that would invite even more hackers.

Criminals and terrorists will find ways to encrypt their data to keep their email from being hacked. Forcing citizens to have unsafe data on the off chance the government might find criminals in our digital homes just invites more criminals. It's the wrong direction to take. Law enforcement can find the information they need in other ways. Protect the people of the United States. Please join EFF, ACLU, OTI, Dropbox and more in signing this petition to keep our data safe.

https://savecrypto.org
Tell President Obama: No Secret Backdoors in our technology
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Comparing new programming languages: Swift, Go & more.
Developers are still going nuts for Apple's new programming language Swift, jumping from number 68 to number 22 in a ranking of how interested programmers are in different languages.
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Big thanks to Google Fiber for sponsoring the Athena League #VOX event tonight for Global Entrepreneurship Week. We had a great discussion about startups, Silicon Valley, Kansas City, gigabit and more.
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Happy birthday Firefox!
Today, Mozilla’s Firefox turns 10 years old, and to celebrate the occasion, the company announced a handful of new features for its main consumer-focused browser – and shared more information about... Keep reading →
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Classic.
These YouTube videos give you a glimpse of what today's popular websites and services would have looked like back in the 1980s. Tubular!
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like the Atary, nice
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My thoughts on Amazon and the wild world of bestseller lists... 
My book, The Digital Mystique, has now been out for a month and it has been fascinating to watch the online sales through Amazon as an author as well as a digital media strategist, techie and data geek. Now I can say legitimately that my book is a bestseller – even though it was published by a ...
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Author, The Digital Mystique
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  • The Digital Mystique
    Author, 2013 - present
  • Center for Technology, Media & Society
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • PublicEdge
    Founder & CEO, 2005 - 2012
  • Truman National Security Project
    Fellow & Cybersecurity Group Co-Chair, 2010 - 2012
  • USACM
    Council Member & Digital Government Chair, 2010 - 2012
  • WomenCount
    Director of New Media, 2008 - 2010
  • BlogHer
    Political Director, 2010 - 2010
  • CPSR
    Project Director, 2003 - 2005
  • EFF
    Special Projects Manager, 2002 - 2002
  • Artloop
    Senior Product Manager, 2001 - 2001
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San Francisco, CA - Mission Hills, KS - Ann Arbor, MI - Palo Alto, CA - Los Altos, CA - Berkeley, CA - Lawrence, KS - London, UK
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Digital media innovator. Author of The Digital Mystique.
Introduction
Author of upcoming book, The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life - Online & Off, to be published in fall 2014 by Seal Press.

Techie by trade, writer by default, connector by nature. Started a few companies, living the Silicon Valley life as a founder, early employee, advisor, investor. Blogging for a decade.  Recently founded the Center for Technology, Media & Society. Advising digital media organizations. Investor in Shebooks.

More information can be found at sarahgranger.com.
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Coding since age 9. Can whistle to connect with a modem.
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  • University of Michigan
  • University of California, Berkeley
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