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Giving Sub-Saharan African communities an online presence

People in Sub-Saharan Africa face hurdles to get online. Despite some progress, the region lags behind in Internet connectivity due to the high costs...Read more

What's your go-to note-taking app?

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A good year starts off with good ideas. But, how do you remember them all, along with the related information that is helpful for making them into...Read more

What tool do you use to retain snippets of information?

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A good year starts off with good ideas. But, how do you remember them all, along with the related information that is helpful for making them into realities? There are a multitude of options, from simple notepads to more robust filing systems, and we all search for the one that's just right . So, beyond finding a tool that you can easily access from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet: What do you look for in the perfect note-taking app?Read more

Gather crowdsourced public input with Shareabouts app

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As stressful as elections can be, they always bring a welcome surge of patriotism. United States citizens have a lot of opinions about their...Read more

Zimbabwe pushes for open education despite oppression

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Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. For many years, it was regarded as the breadbasket of Africa. But...Read more

How far does openness in government trickle down?

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What's it like to work for your state government? What kinds of software are approved for use? How far do you think openness in government trickles...Read more

Internet censorship in Slovak republic

Internet censorship in Slovak republic
Last week, the Slovak Ministry of Finance proposed a revision of communication law by extending it to create a list of websites to be banned by all...Read more

Leadership, culture, and innovation: A chat with Cheryl McKinnon

Do the cultures of proprietary companies impede innovation? Do open source companies need a different sort of leadership? I've got my theories, but I...Read more