What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

She shared that Bob likes to talk about nonprofit data scientists as being dot organisms. Just like your brain, you have nerves everywhere that tell you to take voluntary actions like “raise your arm.” In August 2013, they sent an opt-in text message to area codes in El Paso and Chicago. The data set has been stripped of personal information and now available on a creative commons license at Crisis Trends.

If we’d had Twitter on 9/11

Connection Cafe

We were surprised when we reached a roadblock just West of El Paso. I was also surprised that El Paso, TX is only the half-way point between LA and Austin. Yes, that study and also Google’s Flu Trends are all about physical illness. If people who are more socially-linked are truly faster to catch an infection, perhaps the most socially-linked leaders would be fastest to identify & respond to destructive impulses in our now more collective brain.