Technology and the Environment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

OK, well, not so unrepentant or unabashed since I’m writing this post on the varied factors around technology and the environment, and have been thinking about this issue for myself for a long time. There is some argument as to whether or not cloud computing is good or bad for the environment. There are some arguments about whether or not these are really helping the environment. We leave that to China, Ghana, and other countries.

Geek Heresy

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Along the way of making his case, he takes on a lot of the popular tech and business for social good memes, like: One Laptop Per Child The Hole-in-the-Wall experiment The Arab Spring as social media revolution Toms Shoes The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (CK Prahalad) Telecenters The fetish of school testing (aka No Child Left Behind) Google (especially some optimistic pronouncements) He scores some good points here, usually by pointing out that the hype doesn’t match up with the claims.

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Learnings and Reflections from BlogHer about Mobile Phones for Video Blogging and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How can a mobile device connect you to the physical environment? Shoot b-roll if you're doing editing and if it is in a noisy environment, include a b-shot of the noise source. Photo 1. Photo 2. I'm going to the Cambodian Blogger Summit in a few weeks.