Videos tagged with Sociology


Social Actions and the Microphilanthropy Movement

Social Actions and the Microphilanthropy Movement

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In late September Social Actions will launch a search interface and open API that aggregates actionable opportunities from 20 social action platforms including DonorsChoose.org, Kiva, Idealist, and Change.org. In anticipation of that launch, and to demonstrate the potential of the open API, Social Actions recently launched a web application called Related Ways to Take Action. This is an AdWords...

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Rebuilding Cambodia: Cultivating a New Generation of Women Leaders

Rebuilding Cambodia: Cultivating a New Generation of Women Leaders

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In the 1970s, essentially all of the educated population of Cambodia were murdered in the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge. Cambodia today, despite its rich culture and stunning temples, remains a devastated country, suffering from poverty, lack of education, and corruption. The best hope for Cambodia lies in improved education and new leadership. To that end, Lightman and Smead have been worki...

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Making Great Decisions

Making Great Decisions

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Google Tech Talks September, 24 2007 ABSTRACT The phrase "work smarter, not harder" has been repeatedly ridiculed in Dilbert and elsewhere, not because it is a poor idea, but because it is thrown like a brick lifesaver to drowning employees. It's like telling someone to be happier, healthier, and richer. What people need is a plan for doing so. In "Making Great Decisions" th...

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Social Information Processing

Social Information Processing

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Google Tech Talks June 20, 2007 ABSTRACT The label 'social media' has been attached to a quickly growing number of Web sites whose content is primarily user-driven. Examples of these sites include: blogs --- personal online journals that allow users to share their thoughts and receive feedback on them; Wikipedia --- collectively written and edited online encyclopedia; Flickr, Del.icio.us and Di...

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Connexions - Building Communities and Sharing Knowledge

Connexions - Building Communities and Sharing Knowledge

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Google TechTalks April 11, 2006 Richard G. Baraniuk Richard G. Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University and Founder of Connexions. W. Joseph King W. Joseph King is the Executive Director of Connexions. Previously, he was an investment banker focused on incubating new technology companies. ABSTRACT A grassroots movement is on the verge...

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Bay Piggies: Programmer Productivity

Bay Piggies: Programmer Productivity

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Google Tech Talks December 14, 2006 ABSTRACT Are you fascinated by programmer productivity? Do you wish you could get more done in less time without sacrificing quality? This talk will cover a broad range of topics such as work environment, development environment, and programming language features.

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Urban Sensing, Social Networking, And The Third Thing

Urban Sensing, Social Networking, And The Third Thing

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Google TechTalks March 17, 2006 Jeff Burke Dana Cuff Deborah Estrin Michael Hamilton Mark Hansen William Kaiser Jerry Kang Fabian Wagmister ABSTRACT Sensors and their data will dominate tomorrow's global network. Location-tagged images and sound, captured from mobile phones, will intersect with data from municipal monitoring of city infrastructure and embedded sensors placed by citizens. Social...

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