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Scream into The Void

There's something cathartic about firing off a moany tweet or a frustrated status update, but who wants to be that person? The Void is a nocial media tool that spares your dignity while providing that lovely feeling of release. Before long your post will literally fade away without contributing to the net negativity of the universe. [more inside]
posted by J.R. Hartley on Jan 3, 2017 - 8 comments

Reader on Revolutionary Feminism

I work with a group that just put together a second edition of a reader on Revolutionary Feminism. It includes a century of debates between communist, anarchism and radical feminists, extending from 1890 to 1983. Groups in 21 cities and four countries did study groups on the Revolutionary Feminism reader in the fall and winter of 2015. This collection is beautifully laid out, easy to share, and includes a lot of great material on lost traditions of queer and women's liberation movements. [more inside]
posted by alexkollontai on Apr 13, 2016 - 1 comment

Diogenes

I quit facebook a long time ago and decided to systematically contact my friends instead. You too can do this. [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Sep 30, 2015 - 3 comments

Approximal: hyperlocal augmented serendipity

Approximal is an iOS app that uses Bluetooth to discover people nearby. It can match you using social networks (18 supported so far, including the usual suspects), or any adhoc personal networks you and other people create. [more inside]
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse on Aug 21, 2015 - 1 comment

Reporting, Reviewing, and Responding to Harassment on Twitter

For three weeks last November, Women, Action, and the Media accepted harassment reports that they escalated to Twitter, collecting data on the experience of harassment and the process of reporting it. Our team of academics have published a comprehensive report on what they found. [more inside]
posted by honest knave on May 14, 2015 - 2 comments

Virtual Unreality: A book about how the internet is messing with your head

Surprised that Facebook has been experimenting on you, deliberately tampering with your emotions? Don't be. Our reliance on digital information in all aspects of our life -- from shopping, to reading the news, to interacting with our friends -- is having an unexpected consequence: we are increasingly dependent on information that's being manipulated by parties who are trying to get you to act against your own self-interest. Virtual Unreality is a book about how the digital revolution is blurring the distinction between what's true from what's fictional, what's genuine from what's fake, what's human from what's algorithmic -- what's real and what's virtual. [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Jun 30, 2014 - 5 comments

How to Recognize the Signs That You Work For a Corporate Cult

I've been "working" on this for a few years. It was originally for a certain magazine, but it got to be too long. I didn't feel like cutting it down to meet the word limit requirements.
posted by rabbit on Jun 15, 2014 - 0 comments

#BringBackOurGirls and the Misuse of Imagery

The Twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls helped galvanize a response to the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram in early May. Accompanying the hashtag are images that have been reposted thousands of times—by everyone from Chris Brown to the BBC. The only problem? These are pictures from Guinea-Bissau, three years ago, of girls that have never been kidnapped.
posted by genben9 on Jun 7, 2014 - 1 comment

Smidgeo.com

I've taken on a side contract to build my cat's corporation's web site. Smidgeo is a business built on growth, digital, social, disruption, a proprietary form of smart marketing known as Smidgeo Smarketing. The bottom line? Smidgeo GETS results. Smidgeo's business model may seem complex, but there is an animated diagram so that even the worst can understand. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on May 31, 2014 - 3 comments

'Status' (short film)

"In the near future social networking has moved out of the virtual world and into the physical. A confronting portrait of a world we may soon know too well. Welcome to the evolution." Winner of the Jury Prize Best Sci-Fi Short Maelstrom IFF 2011 - Winner Best Screenplay Dark Carnival Indiana IFF 2011 - Official Selection 14 International Festivals including Fantasia Montreal, Bermuda IFF, London Lift Off 2012, Chashama New York, - Eng - 19mins - Director: Richard Williamson- Online Release May 6th 2014. Hope you like it.
posted by neonmuse on May 6, 2014 - 1 comment

Vhoto - find photos in video

Vhoto is an app for your iDevice (no Android, sorry) that uses computer vision and machine learning to pull still photos out of video you shoot. You can use the built in camera or import video shot with another app. We also have a social component for sharing your photos, and you can also share to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The app is free, here's a download link: http://vho.to/gettheapp/chris
posted by keep_evolving on May 1, 2014 - 0 comments

rofo.ca - a geo/social network visualization of the Rob Ford saga.

The Rob Ford story has been a wild one, but there's so many characters that it's hard to remember them all. I'm a social psychology PhD student studying memes, and I've gotten deep into social network analysis over the past 2 years. Naturally, I decided to find out whether I could apply social network methods to the Rob Ford story. The result is rofo.ca, which displays many of the people, places, events, and phone calls that have shown up in newspapers and police reports. rofo.ca can serve as a complement to Robyn Doolittle's book, Crazy Town, and to the other reporting that has covered Rob Ford.
posted by iandennismiller on Apr 24, 2014 - 5 comments

Keepskor: Build games around the people you follow on Twitter and Instagram [iOS]

Do you use Twitter? Instagram? Don't you wish there was a more fun way to look at the feeds than just a list of tweets? With Keepskor, you can build mini-games ("Who said it?" or "Who shot it are our first ones) that allow you to challenge this vs. that. [more inside]
posted by TNLNYC on Apr 9, 2014 - 3 comments

Steller - Story telling app.

An iPhone app that lets you make stories out of photos, videos and text, and then publish it and share it. And you can read other peoples stories. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Mar 12, 2014 - 5 comments

35 Years of World War 3 Illustrated - An Interview

All involved are amazing artists who have been doing political comics for decades. World War 3 Illustrated (or WW3 for short) is the longest-running anthology of social justice-themed comics in the world. [more inside]
posted by nmguiniling on Feb 25, 2014 - 0 comments

oublio: most popular stuff on the internet

I made a site and I thought MeFi might find it interesting: It shows the most popular image on Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr in real time, as well as the most popular videos on YouTube each day: www.oublio.com. Now you can waste time on social media more efficiently!
posted by jeddie on Nov 12, 2013 - 9 comments

You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles lore

Esotouric turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear with excursions like Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles and Pasadena Confidential. Now you don't have to get on the bus to get the skinny. Each week on the You Can't Eat The Sunshine podcast, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why. [more inside]
posted by Scram on May 12, 2013 - 0 comments

BookHunch.com: the anti-Pinterest bookmarking site

This is a new project I've just released in beta. I was inspired to do it b/c I was getting tired of stale bookmarked links: a lot of useful blog articles disappear and neither web.archive.org nor Google's cache were very helpful. I'm calling it the "anti-Pinterest" because the focus is on preserving text, using a readability-style algorithm to strip away ads and other web page boilerplate. It's still new, and a little rough around the edges, but I'm interesting in hearing what you guys think! If you sign up today, contact me through the form on the site with your username and I'll give you free access for a month.
posted by dpapathanasiou on Apr 15, 2013 - 3 comments

MobChalk

MobChalk is a simple tool for anonymous communication in public spaces using your smartphone. You can leave messages, chat, or meet people. It's like invisible graffiti for every place you go. [more inside]
posted by liamcampbell on Aug 8, 2012 - 4 comments

Free Book: Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving

It feels like our world is spinning out of control. We see poverty, disease, and destruction all around us, and as we search for ways to make sense of the chaos, we're turning to new disciplines for answers and solutions. New, creative innovations are needed, and these new approaches demand different methods and different theories. This book is presented as a handbook for teaching and learning how to design for impact. In it, you'll learn how to apply the process of design to large, wicked problems, and how to gain control over complexity by acting as a social entrepreneur. You'll learn an argument for why design is a powerful agent of change, and you'll read practical methods for engaging with large-scale social problems. [more inside]
posted by jkolko on May 15, 2012 - 0 comments

A new website for an old cloth.

The Harris Tweed Authority is the guardian of Harris Tweed, the only textile in the world protected by an Act of Parliament from Shearing To Stamping.(Vimeo film). [more inside]
posted by veryape on May 15, 2012 - 3 comments

Activation Institution Incubation

I am launching my own start-up, Activation Institution, a UK-based consultancy that helps social enterprises navigate capital markets through evaluation and development. The début coincides with my selection as a 2011 Village Capital Fellow with Hub Westminster in London. We are currently working on projects in boys' and girls' sport, home medical care and higher education.
posted by parmanparman on Sep 18, 2011 - 2 comments

Big Ideas Social Club - A Fellowship of Neat Things

Big Ideas Social Club is about getting together with new friends to talk about the neat ideas, works of art and creations that make us happier people. It’s part salon, part gabfest, part space for anyone who needs a supplement to their social lives beyond gossip or networking.

Thanks to the help of AskMe, some friends and I started a chapter of the club in Washington, DC and I think the idea is worthwhile enough that I think other people could really respond to it. If you're the sort of person who's trying to figure out how to pull together a group of funny, interesting and clever people in your town to gab about culture, the arts and ideas, drop me a line and let's see how I can help, no strings / restrictions / fees attached.
posted by Apropos of Something on Sep 14, 2011 - 6 comments

Cabango - the Social Word Game

Invent meanings for the letters shown and try to win the most votes. Play against others on your PC or smartphone*. [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Sep 9, 2011 - 7 comments

Market4a

Product review sites are great and all, but they usually don't allow you to ask the specific questions that are on your mind, and they almost never show you social info: what do friends own? So a buddy and I built a site that does that. It's fundamentally Q&A format and it bends over for Facebook if you want it to. You can use it to get recommendations, ask technical questions, or just poll friends to find out what they know. Swing by and drop some knowledge. Feedback appreciated!
posted by scarabic on Aug 13, 2011 - 0 comments

Little Blue Book

An iPhone app for browsing your Facebook friends and making and managing friend lists for use as privacy filters. [more inside]
posted by acb on Jun 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Better Strangers: A Podcast about Conversation

I'm fairly socially awkward and really have a tough time talking to people. Conversation, especially with new people, is a stilted and uncomfortable affair. So what do I do? I make a podcast where I only talk to strangers. Will I get over my fears? Will I figure out how to not pause awkwardly and go "ahhhh" in silent moments? Time will tell!
posted by a47danger on May 16, 2011 - 4 comments

#ilibcause = Why are you a librarian?

It occurred to me that some of the best conversations I’ve had lately revolve around the question - why are you a librarian? I thought it would be fun to collect these stories in a central place so that we’d have a snapshot of all the different reasons people join the information science profession but more importantly, why we’ve stayed in libraries. I’m collecting anecdotes from Twitter (tweet with hash tag #ilibcause), via email (ilibcause@gmail.com) and via a submission form on the website ilibcause.com/submit. More information available at ilibcause.com/about. [more inside]
posted by ginagina on Apr 21, 2011 - 1 comment

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

I just developed this project for my agency. Invite someone to meet you under our virtual mistletoe. Enable your webcam and we'll capture some snapshots of the moment. It's still in beta right now, so the more people who try it out, the better!
posted by missjenny on Dec 15, 2010 - 1 comment

Hackerviews.com - Find and meet nearby independent web people

A friend and I built a simple map-based web site to help independent programmers and designers (what we call "hackers") find each other and organize meetups. We know from our own experience that this independent work can be lonely sometimes, so our hope is to help these people find nearby friends to work alongside or even collaborate with. Meetups can be organized for hanging out or just for work sessions at cafes. We are focused in particular on bringing people together from the Hacker News community (news.ycombinator.com) but I thought I'd post this here because I know there are a lot of independent, super savvy Internet folks in this community as well. Please sign up (takes 15 seconds) and add yourself to the map! (This is a barebones initial release but any and all feedback welcome.)
posted by willt on Oct 3, 2010 - 2 comments

Building a Photo Library by Offering a Cash Bounty for Word Photography

My creative agency is looking to build a photo library of certain words printed out or otherwise manifested in the real world. So we're offering a cash bounty for photos of said words if they get posted on our FaceBook. I came up with the campaign, I hope it does well. I think it's a pretty cool way to crowd source this task. More details through the link. If it falls flat we'll probably send an intern around the city with a camera, but we're hoping this works. It would be much cooler. Let me know what you guys think!
posted by wmeredith on Sep 24, 2010 - 5 comments

Hear You Me

any comments, feedback, or ideas would be greatly appreciated! this is a first attempt at creating an online place where people going through experiences like depression and social anxiety can connect. i really wanted to emphasize location so that eventually people who use the site are encouraged to meet up in real life, and also because location itself is a kind of shared experience. my hope for the site is that people can talk about what they're going through and really have people there listening. i also hope people can find peers or mentors who can support them over the long term. please feel free to spread the word and thanks for your time! i hope to hear from you. [more inside]
posted by willt on Jul 15, 2010 - 2 comments

People's Council Cafe

We are founding the world's first global café in Tel Aviv, and you get all the glory! That's right. You're just a few clicks away from leaving the most unique mark in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel's vibrant center of culture, activism and love.
posted by lipsum on May 26, 2010 - 0 comments

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