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Shireen Mitchell
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SXSW is Dead (for social media experts), but I'm still going.  Long Live SXSW!
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Interesting take on the lack of diversity in tech. 
Yet another day, yet another reveal that the demographics of a large tech company are, well, pretty much what we thought they were — heavily male, mostly white. Yesterday, Twitter announced that its workforce is 70 percent men to 30 percent women, as well as 59 percent white, 29 percent Asian, ...
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This along with a bench. Would you have imagined that we would consider connecting these items before?
 
How the Internet of things will change snail mail. #tech
Do you possess "expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services"? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it make its "Internet [...]
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Great new study.
 
Lens released a new study for Mobile Future in partnership with +United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and +LATISM

Survey results reveal that 62% of Hispanic business owners credit mobile technology for growth, with 83% saying mobile technology increases productivity.

More here: http://www.sociallensresearch.com/blog/new-study-hispanic-business-growth-and-the-mobile-future-infographic

#latism   #ushcc   #hispanic   #mobile   #b2bmarketing   #latino   #smallbusiness   #smallbusinessmarketing   #infographicoftheday  
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How many people were around when you were hand coding and didn't have time for this?
 
Here's a general outline for the website design process.  It's not surprising that the landing page is such an important part of the designing.  It is, after all, the first thing people see.

http://blacklabelstudios.com.au/news/wp-content/images/PlanningWebDesignProjects.jpg
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More women are needed!!
 
"Data & Society is currently looking to assemble its inaugural class of fellows. The fellowship program is intended to bring together an eclectic network of researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals who are interested in engaging one another on the key issues introduced by the increasing availability of data in society."
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Not the new literacy but the most underrepresented in my opinion. 
http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/06/computer-science-programming-code-diversity-sexism-education
Why America's schools need to train a generation of hackers.
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a sad reality. It's the same stereotypical concept that believes that women have "chosen" low paying jobs.
 
$10.86. That's how much the federal minimum wage would be if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Instead, it’s $7.25... or $290 for a paid 40-hour work week (before taxes): http://www.raisetheminimumwage.org via +Economic Policy Institute 
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Thanks for sharing this. 
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Very interesting read from +Anil Dash, thanks for sharing this. I'm also very intentional about how I engage with people online. 
https://medium.com/the-web-we-make/79403a7eade1 
Being mindful about whose voices I amplify.
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I think an interesting follow-up would be for him to go back to retweeting without paying attention to gender, and after whatever length of time looking at the breakdown of who he retweeted in the same way he did at the end of 2012. Did taking a year of only retweeting women affect his behavior even when he wasn't consciously thinking about it? I'd guess that it would.
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Since we are constantly talking about why women don't lean in or put themselves out there this is the beginning of having that conversation. And please don't just say get offline, if you are afraid. The percentage of women harassed online is at over 70% when men are at a mere 22%. Let's get at how to stop this behavior. Women should feel just as welcomed online or in tech as men feel. And as +Elon James has said in his interview today on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show  women of color get attacked both based on their sex and race at the EXACT same time. Imagine how over whelming that is. 
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+Shireen Mitchell I read that article this morning and was moved by it. I'm still pondering a more meaningful response. 

I do feel for my girlfriends that are black AND conservative, because that's even worse and just saying that combination can lead to death threats. 

God, our nation still has a long way to go, not just in tech or online. Embarrassing.
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This is a great idea for nonprofits.
The nonprofit tech community seems to range from skeptical to intrigued by the "Donate Now" addition to Facebook, but there is something that nonprofits need even more than a "donate" button on their Facebook page.
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I was born and raised in the projects of New York City, playing video games before they could be played on televisions and designing BBS boards and gopher sites prior to the Web going world wide. As an early adopter and one of the first women of color web designers in the early 90's, I've been involved with tech and networks for over 20 years. My experience includes consultant and speaker in tech, media (including social media), politics and diversity innovation. In addition, I founded Digital Sisters/Sistas Inc. and a web multimedia management firm (MHG). Currently I'm working on a few tech startups.

In some of my more interesting roles I was the web goddess (the original creator of the term) for Politically Black.com, a site that was sold to Netivation (NTVN) a large media company as one of the web transactions in the late 1990's that later went public. NTVN's Votenet division was later sold to Politics.com.

As a gamer I created TechnoDemic, a multimedia competition to help youth learn technology and programming terms. As an organizer I arrange and/or on the planning committee for various tech events including the Digital Community, Techno Rodeo, Feminism 2.0, Shes Geeky,TechAdventure DC, Nonprofit 2.0, Computers, Freedom and Privacy, Gov20 Expo, TEDx Potomac and a few others.

As a speaker, which I love the most, I provide keynotes, webinars, trainings on topics that include social media strategies with a particular expertise in reaching diverse populations. Topics that include broadband issues, women in tech, the impact of apps designs, technology, social software on communities across the country and etc.

Currently, I am building or helping to build online communities for Digital Sisters, Media and Technology Task Force of the National Council of Women's Organizations and NASHP, a state health care policy community and working on various projects that makes my heart sing.

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Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch, Top 100 DC Tech Titans, Social Citizen Award: Apps for Democracy DC, Rising Star: Woman of Color in Technology, Heroine in Technology, Community Technology Leader, one of The Root 100, and Black Enterprise Women to Follow
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