There is a deeply manipulative and delusional culture at work [in Silicon Valley culture], and let's be clear there is absolutely no room for it in nonprofit and humanitarian technology.
Coverage of Meedan in international press, most of it focused on our Machine Translation engine and our approach to community contributions.
What could possibly go wrong? Thousands of volunteer hackers break ground on dozens of projects at a bunch of hastily organized unconferences promising to 'Save Haiti?'
I believe that there is an enormous potential to do citizen journalism better on the web, and that we need the leadership of people who are willing to help clean up the mess.
Here're my top tags from September 2009.
We, as humans, are all multi-faceted. We speak to our parents differently than our coworkers. We lower our voices a bit in a crowded coffee shop. We stand up straighter when we give a presentation. And, again, these are not about secrecy or duplicity, but rather, indications of maturity, and a uniquely human sophistication.
During the collapse of the journalism industry, I have rarely been surprised and only occasionally truly saddend -- by a newspaper going out of business.
The conference is 'harnessing mobile platforms, computational linguistics, geospatial technologies, and visual analytics to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies.'
I am an OSM newbie myself so I was just happy that we managed to get everything working end to end...