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Alexander Howard

Alexander Howard Verified in Google 

Semper scriben

Occupation: Writer (The Huffington Post)

Location: The District of Columbia, USA

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Micah Sifry99,591Designing for Online Civic Engagement2014-09-03 17:13:5917  
Micah Sifry99,591A informal conversation with @107005398806406366201 of SeeClickFix, @109987969444545716388 of PopVox and @112881234385349473044 of the MIT Center for Civic Media.Designing for Online Civic Engagement2014-09-03 17:00:0040  
The White House3,187,658Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31. Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:0013467  
The White House3,187,658Update: Watch the full Hangout here and stay tune for upcoming We the Geeks events: http://youtu.be/7MdtV2TRtC8 The White House is kicking off #WeTheGeeks , a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the U.S. Our first hangout includes an extraordinary panel of innovators from around the country who will discuss the elements of an "all hands on deck" effort to pursue Grand Challenges. Tune in today at 2pm ET: http://at.wh.gov/l4lUD #hangouts   #hangoutsonair  We the Geeks: Grand Challenges2013-05-16 20:00:00499  

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2016-03-31 18:56:46 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

I officially accepted a job offer this week! I start on Monday. (Stay tuned for an announcement of what, where, and why on April 4th.) In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has reached out, offered advice, introductions, feedback, support, mentorship, and leads. I am deeply grateful for all of it.

Most reshares: 4

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2016-03-31 18:48:05 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

"Neuroscience studies suggest that yes, Google Maps and GPS systems may indeed be negatively impacting our brains. Research at McGill University compared the brains of GPS versus non-GPS users and found that non-GPS users had more grey matter and higher functionality in their hippocampuses than those that relied on their devices. The hippocampus is responsible for memory and spatial navigation, the latter of which uses visual cues to create a cognitive map that assists with directionality. An earlier study showed that London taxi drivers, well-versed in the complex map of the city, had much larger hippocampuses than non-taxi drivers. There is also some correlation between those with a more developed hippocampus and lower chances of Alzheimers."

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Most plusones: 64

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2016-03-22 01:37:34 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Andy Grove escaped Nazi oppression and Communist occupation in post-WWII Hungary, attended CUNY, learned English, earned a Ph.D U.C. Berkeley, and went on to become one of history's great tech titans as Intel's third employee, CEO, president and chairman.

He was an icon of the 20th century tech boom who connected the Silicon Valley of today to its founding era, inspiring generations of entrepreneurs to come. More on the history and influence of Grove here:
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-history-and-influence-of-andy-grove

"Andy Grove was one of the giants of the technology world. He loved our country and epitomized America at its best. Rest in peace," wrote Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter.



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2016-04-25 20:47:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

You can subscribe to the daily open government newsletter here, if you're into that sort of thing: http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

[NEW] Today in #OpenGov http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/25/today-in-opengov-foia-reform-close-but-not-passed/

I'm sure I missed stories, so please send links for tomorrow! ___You can subscribe to the daily open government newsletter here, if you're into that sort of thing: http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

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2016-04-25 20:46:26 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

[NEW] Today in #OpenGov http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/25/today-in-opengov-foia-reform-close-but-not-passed/

I'm sure I missed stories, so please send links for tomorrow! 

[NEW] Today in #OpenGov http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/25/today-in-opengov-foia-reform-close-but-not-passed/

I'm sure I missed stories, so please send links for tomorrow! ___

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2016-04-24 22:43:05 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Kevin Bankston for introducing me to this film envisioning humanity's futures exploring our solar system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6goNzXrmFs

Thanks to +Kevin Bankston for introducing me to this film envisioning humanity's futures exploring our solar system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6goNzXrmFs___

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2016-04-22 18:41:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The +Sunlight Foundation published its recommendations for The United States Department of Justice's next open government plan.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/22/sunlights-recommendations-for-the-justice-departments-next-plan-for-open-government/

The +Sunlight Foundation published its recommendations for The United States Department of Justice's next open government plan.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/22/sunlights-recommendations-for-the-justice-departments-next-plan-for-open-government/___

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2016-04-22 18:40:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The Sunlight Foundation published its recommendations for The United States Department of Justice's next open government plan.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/22/sunlights-recommendations-for-the-justice-departments-next-plan-for-open-government/

The Sunlight Foundation published its recommendations for The United States Department of Justice's next open government plan.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/22/sunlights-recommendations-for-the-justice-departments-next-plan-for-open-government/___

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2016-04-20 23:00:56 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Wonderful post by Lena Groeger on how information graphics can reveal our blind spots: https://www.propublica.org/article/how-information-graphics-reveal-your-brains-blind-spots 

Wonderful post by Lena Groeger on how information graphics can reveal our blind spots: https://www.propublica.org/article/how-information-graphics-reveal-your-brains-blind-spots ___

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2016-04-20 23:00:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Wonderful post by Lena Groeger on how information graphics can reveal our blind spots: https://www.propublica.org/article/how-information-graphics-reveal-your-brains-blind-spots 

Wonderful post by Lena Groeger on how information graphics can reveal our blind spots: https://www.propublica.org/article/how-information-graphics-reveal-your-brains-blind-spots ___

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2016-04-20 17:25:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

[NEW] Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/20/today-in-opengov-corruption-currents-pop-up-pacs-and-factivism/

Corruption currents, pop-up PACs & 'factivism'.

[NEW] Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/20/today-in-opengov-corruption-currents-pop-up-pacs-and-factivism/

Corruption currents, pop-up PACs & 'factivism'.___

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2016-04-20 17:25:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

[NEW] Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/20/today-in-opengov-corruption-currents-pop-up-pacs-and-factivism/

Corruption currents, pop-up PACs & 'factivism'.

[NEW] Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/20/today-in-opengov-corruption-currents-pop-up-pacs-and-factivism/

Corruption currents, pop-up PACs & 'factivism'.___

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2016-04-20 16:56:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Intel cut 11% of its workforce as a global shift to mobile & cloud computing accelerates http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/technology/intel-earnings-job-cuts.html 

Intel cut 11% of its workforce as a global shift to mobile & cloud computing accelerates http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/technology/intel-earnings-job-cuts.html ___

2016-04-18 18:55:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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[NEW] The latest edition of Today in Open Government is up: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/18/today-in-opengov-fec-delays-decision-on-foreign-political-money/ (Turns out DHS likes open source after all.)___If you'd like to receive these posts in your inbox, please subscribe here: http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

2016-04-18 18:55:18 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

[NEW] The latest edition of Today in Open Government is up: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/18/today-in-opengov-fec-delays-decision-on-foreign-political-money/ (Turns out DHS likes open source after all.)

[NEW] The latest edition of Today in Open Government is up: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/18/today-in-opengov-fec-delays-decision-on-foreign-political-money/ (Turns out DHS likes open source after all.)___

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2016-04-17 16:46:09 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Will self-driving trucks replace humans before the Feds regulate working conditions? http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/09/opinion/long-haul-sweatshops.html

Self-driving trucks will not suffer from fatigue, nor loneliness, nor quail at ubiquitous surveillance.

The future is en route — and I wouldn't be surprised if the statistics showed the machines to be safer than putting 18 year olds behind the wheel of a tractor trailer: http://www.popsci.com/platoon-self-driving-trucks-treks-across-europe

Will self-driving trucks replace humans before the Feds regulate working conditions? http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/09/opinion/long-haul-sweatshops.html

Self-driving trucks will not suffer from fatigue, nor loneliness, nor quail at ubiquitous surveillance.

The future is en route — and I wouldn't be surprised if the statistics showed the machines to be safer than putting 18 year olds behind the wheel of a tractor trailer: http://www.popsci.com/platoon-self-driving-trucks-treks-across-europe___

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2016-04-15 20:09:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

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[NEW] Today in #OpenGov: Our Gilded Age? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/15/today-in-opengov-our-new-gilded-age/ #OpenData #FOIA #FOIAFriday #ATI #CivicTech ___If you'd like to receive these posts in your inbox, please subscribe here: http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

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2016-04-15 20:09:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

If you'd like to receive these posts in your inbox, please subscribe here: http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

[NEW] Today in #OpenGov: Our Gilded Age? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/15/today-in-opengov-our-new-gilded-age/ #OpenData #FOIA #FOIAFriday #ATI #CivicTech ___If you'd like to receive these posts in your inbox, please subscribe here: http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

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2016-04-15 20:08:22 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

[NEW] Today in #OpenGov: Our Gilded Age? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/15/today-in-opengov-our-new-gilded-age/ #OpenData #FOIA #FOIAFriday #ATI #CivicTech 

[NEW] Today in #OpenGov: Our Gilded Age? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/15/today-in-opengov-our-new-gilded-age/ #OpenData #FOIA #FOIAFriday #ATI #CivicTech ___

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2016-04-15 01:05:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The latest edition of Today in Open Government is up: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/14/today-in-opengov-congress-to-debate-merits-of-open-government-data/ 

The latest edition of Today in Open Government is up: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/14/today-in-opengov-congress-to-debate-merits-of-open-government-data/ ___

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2016-04-15 01:04:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

The latest edition of Today in Open Government is up: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/14/today-in-opengov-congress-to-debate-merits-of-open-government-data/ 

The latest edition of Today in Open Government is up: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/14/today-in-opengov-congress-to-debate-merits-of-open-government-data/ ___

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2016-04-14 20:31:17 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

More on this next week

[NEW] Congress to consider making open data the default in federal government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/14/congress-to-consider-making-open-data-the-default-in-federal-government/ #OpenGov #OpenData ___More on this next week

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2016-04-14 20:31:00 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

[NEW] Congress to consider making open data the default in federal government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/14/congress-to-consider-making-open-data-the-default-in-federal-government/ #OpenGov #OpenData 

[NEW] Congress to consider making open data the default in federal government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/14/congress-to-consider-making-open-data-the-default-in-federal-government/ #OpenGov #OpenData ___

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2016-04-12 23:33:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Hot off the wordpress: it's the latest Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/12/today-in-open-gov-democracyspring/

Hot off the wordpress: it's the latest Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/12/today-in-open-gov-democracyspring/___

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2016-04-12 23:33:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Hot off the wordpress: it's the latest Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/12/today-in-open-gov-democracyspring/

Hot off the wordpress: it's the latest Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/12/today-in-open-gov-democracyspring/___

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2016-04-12 23:33:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Hot off the press: it's the latest Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/12/today-in-open-gov-democracyspring/

Hot off the press: it's the latest Today in Open Government http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/12/today-in-open-gov-democracyspring/___

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2016-04-12 00:57:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

[Hot off the wordpresses] Today in Open Government: Welcome to the age of (open) data breach journalism? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/11/today-in-opengov-welcome-to-the-age-of-open-data-breach-journalism/

The +Sunlight Foundation submitted comments on the U.S. government's draft open source software policy today. Here's the short version of what we posted on Github: We believe that making more of the software built by or for the federal government open source will improve how the federal government works and save agencies money.

[Hot off the wordpresses] Today in Open Government: Welcome to the age of (open) data breach journalism? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/11/today-in-opengov-welcome-to-the-age-of-open-data-breach-journalism/

The +Sunlight Foundation submitted comments on the U.S. government's draft open source software policy today. Here's the short version of what we posted on Github: We believe that making more of the software built by or for the federal government open source will improve how the federal government works and save agencies money.___

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2016-04-11 21:36:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

[Hot off the wordpresses] Today in Open Government: Welcome to the age of (open) data breach journalism? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/11/today-in-opengov-welcome-to-the-age-of-open-data-breach-journalism/

The +Sunlight Foundation submitted comments on the U.S. government's draft open source software policy today. Here's the short version of what we posted on Github: We believe that making more of the software built by or for the federal government open source will improve how the federal government works and save agencies money.

[Hot off the wordpresses] Today in Open Government: Welcome to the age of (open) data breach journalism? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/11/today-in-opengov-welcome-to-the-age-of-open-data-breach-journalism/

The +Sunlight Foundation submitted comments on the U.S. government's draft open source software policy today. Here's the short version of what we posted on Github: We believe that making more of the software built by or for the federal government open source will improve how the federal government works and save agencies money.___

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2016-04-11 18:56:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

New over at TechRepublic: my conversation with Sherry Turkle about technology & conversations http://www.techrepublic.com/article/a-conversation-with-mits-sherry-turkle-about-conscious-consumption-of-tech/ #meta

New over at TechRepublic: my conversation with Sherry Turkle about technology & conversations http://www.techrepublic.com/article/a-conversation-with-mits-sherry-turkle-about-conscious-consumption-of-tech/ #meta___

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2016-04-09 17:38:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

"A transparent society is one that makes data not just available but usable. What use is a window if you can’t stare through it?"- +Paul Ford
https://newrepublic.com/article/132122/big-data-leaks

"A transparent society is one that makes data not just available but usable. What use is a window if you can’t stare through it?"- +Paul Ford
https://newrepublic.com/article/132122/big-data-leaks___

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2016-04-09 17:38:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

"A transparent society is one that makes data not just available but usable. What use is a window if you can’t stare through it?"- +Paul Ford
https://newrepublic.com/article/132122/big-data-leaks

"A transparent society is one that makes data not just available but usable. What use is a window if you can’t stare through it?"- +Paul Ford
https://newrepublic.com/article/132122/big-data-leaks___

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2016-04-08 19:51:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Blogging is not dead :)

The latest edition of "Today in Open Government" just went out -- and now it's going to live on the Sunlight Foundation​'s blog, too. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/08/today-in-opengov-vote-gov-homestat-and-panama-leaks-fallout-in-the-uk/ Please subscribe, share, comment and send me links!___Blogging is not dead :)

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2016-04-08 18:12:07 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The latest edition of "Today in Open Government" just went out -- and now it's going to live on the Sunlight Foundation​'s blog, too. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/08/today-in-opengov-vote-gov-homestat-and-panama-leaks-fallout-in-the-uk/ Please subscribe, share, comment and send me links!

The latest edition of "Today in Open Government" just went out -- and now it's going to live on the Sunlight Foundation​'s blog, too. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/08/today-in-opengov-vote-gov-homestat-and-panama-leaks-fallout-in-the-uk/ Please subscribe, share, comment and send me links!___

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2016-04-07 01:48:13 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

People are using Facebook to buy and sell heavy arms and other weapons in the Middle East, including, it seems users in areas controlled by ISIS.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/world/middleeast/facebook-weapons-syria-libya-iraq.html The addition of payment systems on Messenger looks like the key feature that tipped over this use in Groups. After The New York Times alerted Facebook to 7 groups, it shut down 6 of them.

People are using Facebook to buy and sell heavy arms and other weapons in the Middle East, including, it seems users in areas controlled by ISIS.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/world/middleeast/facebook-weapons-syria-libya-iraq.html The addition of payment systems on Messenger looks like the key feature that tipped over this use in Groups. After The New York Times alerted Facebook to 7 groups, it shut down 6 of them.___

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2016-04-06 18:17:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Hot off the presses: Today in #OpenGov! http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=89702db4da&e=549d8d6af1 #OpenData #CivicTech #PanamaPapers & more

Hot off the presses: Today in #OpenGov! http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=89702db4da&e=549d8d6af1 #OpenData #CivicTech #PanamaPapers & more___

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2016-04-06 16:34:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

My first blog post for the +Sunlight Foundation

[NEW] Data USA sets a new bar for informing the public through data visualization: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/06/data-usa-sets-a-new-bar-for-informing-the-public-through-data-visualizations/ #opengov #opendata___My first blog post for the +Sunlight Foundation

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2016-04-06 13:33:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

[NEW] Data USA sets a new bar for informing the public through data visualization: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/06/data-usa-sets-a-new-bar-for-informing-the-public-through-data-visualizations/ #opengov #opendata

[NEW] Data USA sets a new bar for informing the public through data visualization: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/06/data-usa-sets-a-new-bar-for-informing-the-public-through-data-visualizations/ #opengov #opendata___

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2016-04-05 20:28:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Around the world, fees for public records can limit access to information. Here's CJR on Michigan:
http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/how_the_public_is_priced_out_of_public_records_by_michigan_universities.php

Around the world, fees for public records can limit access to information. Here's CJR on Michigan:
http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/how_the_public_is_priced_out_of_public_records_by_michigan_universities.php___

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2016-04-05 17:00:46 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Hot off the presses: My inaugural "Today in Open Government" for the +Sunlight Foundation. http://eepurl.com/bWLYSL If you like it, please subscribe -- and send me tips and links to include in the future versions, which are unlikely to be quite as long :)

Hot off the presses: My inaugural "Today in Open Government" for the +Sunlight Foundation. http://eepurl.com/bWLYSL If you like it, please subscribe -- and send me tips and links to include in the future versions, which are unlikely to be quite as long :)___

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2016-04-05 16:41:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Hot off the presses: My inaugural "Today in Open Government! http://eepurl.com/bWLYSL

Hot off the presses: My inaugural "Today in Open Government! http://eepurl.com/bWLYSL___

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2016-04-05 16:37:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

I did not expect to make news, much less be news. Shucks. http://technical.ly/dc/2016/04/05/local-open-gov-reporter-alexander-howard-joins-sunlight-foundation/

I did not expect to make news, much less be news. Shucks. http://technical.ly/dc/2016/04/05/local-open-gov-reporter-alexander-howard-joins-sunlight-foundation/___

2016-04-05 13:30:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Fun task: I'm rebooting the Sunlight Foundation's daily email newsletter about open government! http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

What should be in today's edition?

Fun task: I'm rebooting the Sunlight Foundation's daily email newsletter about open government! http://sunlightfoundation.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d5304df77590e80121f8e02ec&id=8aaf01d6dd

What should be in today's edition?___

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2016-04-04 23:21:03 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Professional news: I've joined the +Sunlight Foundation as a senior analyst. This is why: http://e-pluribusunum.org/2016/04/04/why-im-joining-the-sunlight-foundation/

Professional news: I've joined the +Sunlight Foundation as a senior analyst. This is why: http://e-pluribusunum.org/2016/04/04/why-im-joining-the-sunlight-foundation/___

2016-03-31 18:56:46 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

I officially accepted a job offer this week! I start on Monday. (Stay tuned for an announcement of what, where, and why on April 4th.) In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has reached out, offered advice, introductions, feedback, support, mentorship, and leads. I am deeply grateful for all of it.

I officially accepted a job offer this week! I start on Monday. (Stay tuned for an announcement of what, where, and why on April 4th.) In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has reached out, offered advice, introductions, feedback, support, mentorship, and leads. I am deeply grateful for all of it.___

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2016-03-31 18:48:05 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

"Neuroscience studies suggest that yes, Google Maps and GPS systems may indeed be negatively impacting our brains. Research at McGill University compared the brains of GPS versus non-GPS users and found that non-GPS users had more grey matter and higher functionality in their hippocampuses than those that relied on their devices. The hippocampus is responsible for memory and spatial navigation, the latter of which uses visual cues to create a cognitive map that assists with directionality. An earlier study showed that London taxi drivers, well-versed in the complex map of the city, had much larger hippocampuses than non-taxi drivers. There is also some correlation between those with a more developed hippocampus and lower chances of Alzheimers."

Hmmmmmm.
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"Neuroscience studies suggest that yes, Google Maps and GPS systems may indeed be negatively impacting our brains. Research at McGill University compared the brains of GPS versus non-GPS users and found that non-GPS users had more grey matter and higher functionality in their hippocampuses than those that relied on their devices. The hippocampus is responsible for memory and spatial navigation, the latter of which uses visual cues to create a cognitive map that assists with directionality. An earlier study showed that London taxi drivers, well-versed in the complex map of the city, had much larger hippocampuses than non-taxi drivers. There is also some correlation between those with a more developed hippocampus and lower chances of Alzheimers."

Hmmmmmm.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/03/31/using-google-maps-may-reduce-the-amount-of-grey-matter-in-your-brain/?tid=sm_tw___

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2016-03-31 16:03:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

President Obama's critique of the media would have been received differently if he'd engaged in self-reflection about his administration's record on press freedom and the Freedom of Information Act. http://e-pluribusunum.org/2016/03/31/president-obamas-media-critique-is-missing-self-reflection/ 

President Obama's critique of the media would have been received differently if he'd engaged in self-reflection about his administration's record on press freedom and the Freedom of Information Act. http://e-pluribusunum.org/2016/03/31/president-obamas-media-critique-is-missing-self-reflection/ ___

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2016-03-31 16:03:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

President Obama's critique of the media would have been received differently if he'd engaged in self-reflection about his administration's record on press freedom and the Freedom of Information Act. http://e-pluribusunum.org/2016/03/31/president-obamas-media-critique-is-missing-self-reflection/ 

President Obama's critique of the media would have been received differently if he'd engaged in self-reflection about his administration's record on press freedom and the Freedom of Information Act. http://e-pluribusunum.org/2016/03/31/president-obamas-media-critique-is-missing-self-reflection/ ___

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2016-03-29 14:29:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Just about every one of these cars in a stop-and-go morning commute traffic in DC had only one occupant: the driver. The bike trail was virtually empty.

I can't help but look at a scene like this and wonder about how it's replicated in cities around the US.

What would it take for more commuters to adopt ride sharing -- aka carpooling -- or get on a bike? Employer incentives & offices friendly to cyclists? Health insurance discounts? An oil shock & gas price spike from a war in the Middle East? (politically unlikely) carbon tax?



Just about every one of these cars in a stop-and-go morning commute traffic in DC had only one occupant: the driver. The bike trail was virtually empty.

I can't help but look at a scene like this and wonder about how it's replicated in cities around the US.

What would it take for more commuters to adopt ride sharing -- aka carpooling -- or get on a bike? Employer incentives & offices friendly to cyclists? Health insurance discounts? An oil shock & gas price spike from a war in the Middle East? (politically unlikely) carbon tax?

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2016-03-28 17:14:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

[NEW] Addressing diversity & gender gaps in industry, academia & media is more important than ever: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-fixing-techs-gender-and-racial-gaps-is-more-crucial-than-ever/

[NEW] Addressing diversity & gender gaps in industry, academia & media is more important than ever: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-fixing-techs-gender-and-racial-gaps-is-more-crucial-than-ever/___

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2016-03-24 23:58:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Netflix has been throttling video streams (600 kpbs cap) to ATT & Verizon users without disclosing doing so.
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/netflix-throttles-its-videos-on-att-verizon-phones-20160324-00892#ixzz43rrqLm2C



Netflix has been throttling video streams (600 kpbs cap) to ATT & Verizon users without disclosing doing so.
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/netflix-throttles-its-videos-on-att-verizon-phones-20160324-00892#ixzz43rrqLm2C

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2016-03-22 01:37:34 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Andy Grove escaped Nazi oppression and Communist occupation in post-WWII Hungary, attended CUNY, learned English, earned a Ph.D U.C. Berkeley, and went on to become one of history's great tech titans as Intel's third employee, CEO, president and chairman.

He was an icon of the 20th century tech boom who connected the Silicon Valley of today to its founding era, inspiring generations of entrepreneurs to come. More on the history and influence of Grove here:
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-history-and-influence-of-andy-grove

"Andy Grove was one of the giants of the technology world. He loved our country and epitomized America at its best. Rest in peace," wrote Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter.



Andy Grove escaped Nazi oppression and Communist occupation in post-WWII Hungary, attended CUNY, learned English, earned a Ph.D U.C. Berkeley, and went on to become one of history's great tech titans as Intel's third employee, CEO, president and chairman.

He was an icon of the 20th century tech boom who connected the Silicon Valley of today to its founding era, inspiring generations of entrepreneurs to come. More on the history and influence of Grove here:
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-history-and-influence-of-andy-grove

"Andy Grove was one of the giants of the technology world. He loved our country and epitomized America at its best. Rest in peace," wrote Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter.

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2016-03-17 15:23:11 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, from 1 of the more than 33 million Americans who share an Irish heritage!🇺🇸🇮🇪🍀
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff04.html

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, from 1 of the more than 33 million Americans who share an Irish heritage!🇺🇸🇮🇪🍀
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff04.html___

2016-03-16 02:07:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Per Uber DC, surge pricing will be capped for the duration of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority closure tomorrow to "balance reliability with affordability. It's unclear what that cap will be.
https://newsroom.uber.com/us-dc/things-to-know-during-the-washington-dc-wmata-metro-closure/

Notably, Uber is also expanding its carpool service to DC metro area tomorrow. "UberPOOL" is true ridesharing, traveling with another passenger. It's cheaper, too -- up to 50% less than UberX, per Uber.

In effect, Uber will be aggregating hugely increased demand for transport into private vehicles, connecting riders with drivers using its mobile technology platform and taking a cut of that transaction.

What happens around DC tomorrow will likely feature some serious headaches getting around the region. I hope everyone gets home safely by day's... more »

Per Uber DC, surge pricing will be capped for the duration of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority closure tomorrow to "balance reliability with affordability. It's unclear what that cap will be.
https://newsroom.uber.com/us-dc/things-to-know-during-the-washington-dc-wmata-metro-closure/

Notably, Uber is also expanding its carpool service to DC metro area tomorrow. "UberPOOL" is true ridesharing, traveling with another passenger. It's cheaper, too -- up to 50% less than UberX, per Uber.

In effect, Uber will be aggregating hugely increased demand for transport into private vehicles, connecting riders with drivers using its mobile technology platform and taking a cut of that transaction.

What happens around DC tomorrow will likely feature some serious headaches getting around the region. I hope everyone gets home safely by day's end.___

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