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Long live SXSW
 
SXSW is Dead (for social media experts), but I'm still going.  Long Live SXSW!
How the SXSW of old is gone. In its place, a powerful festival of Internet industries has arrived.
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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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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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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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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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Stuck with a suspicious package
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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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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.

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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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Shireen Mitchell is an award winning technological woman of color, founder, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, advocate, diversity analyst, and a political, digital & social strategist.

She is a native New Yorker playing video games, designing BBS boards and gopher sites prior to the Web going world wide. As an early adopter and one of the few women of color web designers in the early 90's, she's been involved with tech and social networks for over 30 years.

Shireen is a serial founder. Digital Sisters/Sistas Inc. is the first organization to focus on women and girls of color in tech and online access. She created the first women of color web multimedia management firm (MHG). She founded Stop Online Violence Against Women (SOVAW) a project to address online threats against women particularly women who face both gender based and racially charged threats of violence. She is co-founder of Nonprofit 2.0 and Feminism 2.0 conferences. Feminism 2.0 is the conference that jump started traditional women's organizations to join in using social media for organizing and the online outreach you see today.

In some of her more interesting roles she was the manager for PoliticallyBlack.com a site that was sold to Netivation and ended at Politico.com. She created the game TechnoDemic, a multimedia based competition to help youth learn technology and programming terms.

Shireen has helped to organize various tech events around the country and/or on planning committees including the Digital Community, Techno Rodeo, She's Geeky DC, Geeky Girls Night Out, Computers, Freedom and Privacy, Gov20 Expo, and others.

As an author she's written “Gaining Daily Access to Science and Technology” in the book “50 Ways to Improve Women’s Lives”, “Access to Technology: Race, Gender, and Class Bias,” in The Scholar and Feminist Online and her signature article “What does Tech have to do with Women's Rights?”

Media appearances includes AJ America, WETA, KPFA, WORT, NPR, Tavis Smiley Show, EWTN, NBC4, RT, Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU & Grit TV.

Shireen has been named one of Fast Company's The Most Influential Women in Technology, Washingtonian’s Top 100 Tech Titan, DC's Top Ten most influential in Social Media, The Root 100: African-American Leaders of Excellence and GovFresh's 100+ Women in Government & Tech. She's been awarded the Social Citizen: Apps for Democracy DC, Rising Star: Woman of Color in Technology, and Heroine in Tech.

Shireen has served as a nonprofit board member for over a decade. She is currently on the boards of Workplace Fairness, Center for Partnership Studies and is the first African American Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO). NCWO is a nonpartisan national nonprofit membership organization of women rights groups that collaborate through substantial policy work and grassroots activism to address issues of concern to women.

Shireen currently resides with her family in the Washington DC metro area, a city engrossed in Government 2.0 politics and a founding member of the DC Tech community.  

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Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch, Washingtonian's Top 100 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 African American Leaders of Excellence, and Black Enterprise Women to Follow
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