Why Social Media Really Matters

Now for all the complaints about how time consuming, invasive, voyeuristic, or senseless twitter and the like have been, these communication forms are ushering in big changes to how we do good in the world,

Text 501501 to Help Out in Haiti

This is a remarkable example of how technology is being utilized to mobilize people to give. Text YELE to 501501 to automatically become one of many who have given just $5 to help Haiti through this time. Yele is an organization founded by Haitian music artist Wyclef Jean. You know you’re gonna spend $5 before the … Continue reading

When is Blogging Our Discontent Not Enough?

So, while rushing from Georgia State’s cafeteria to class one day, I bumped into this obnoxious display: Since Atlanta is this fabulously gay bubble in a sea of conservative bible-belt Georgians, it’s not uncommon to see people by train stations or parks listing reasons why homosexuals (homeless men and women, fornicators, porn watchrs, and wanton … Continue reading