Arab Publics Turning to Social Networks to Express Political Views | Pew Research Center

AFP Blog

In countries such as Britain, the United States, Russia, the Czech Republic and Spain, about half of all adults now use Facebook and similar websites. Arab Publics Turning to Social Networks to Express Political Views | Pew Research Center : Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed. These sites are also popular in many lower-income nations, where, once people have access to the internet, they tend to use it for social networking

Celebrate Community Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

She studied the German, Czech, and Spanish languages and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia, including Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. The time to gala, glitz, and glam with industry leaders, talented techies, and a few of your favorite TechSoup staffers is almost here! RSVP now for TechSoup's fourth annual Digital Storytelling Screening and Awards Party on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m.


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Building Refurbished Computers with Volunteers at InterConnection

Tech Soup Blog

We’re now working together on another large Microsoft donation of IT equipment going to the Czech Republic for people with disabilities. This week we’d like to introduce you to a unique TechSoup Refurbished Computer Initiative. partner, InterConnection, a nonprofit computer refurbisher in Seattle. What, you may ask, makes InterConnection unique? I’m so glad you asked.

TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

Tech Soup Blog

One of the more recent donations of Microsoft surplus equipment went to TechSoup’s Czech Republic partner, Charta 77 , that supports people with disabilities. InterConnection received the computers from Microsoft, installed Windows 7 Pro and Office 2007 (Czech language version of course), and shipped 157 computers by sea. The computers are now serving more than 9,200 individuals from 13 different nonprofits across the Czech Republic.

Friday Links: July 21

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

From the Czech Republic, it's Functional Beer! Non-profit IT Staff Last month I pointed folks to "Today I Cried" - a blog maintained by an anonymous one-person IT department in a nameless Manhatten non-profit. The blog celebrated its one month anniversary with this summary posting. The author's daily musings provide a great window into the conflict between non-profit culture and a technologist's attempts to be proactive in resolving technology problems that are impacting mission.