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0 Video of the Day: 5 Myths about Immigration in the US

This video comes from the pro-immigration reform group FWD.us, so it should be said that it comes with a political and activist slant. The founders are some big names, including Bill Gates, Sean Parker and Mark Zuckerburg. It’s supporters include some more stars of the tech industry, one that admittedly…

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1 Online activism has its shortcomings, but is not a failure

Activists have turned to social media as a way to get people involved in their campaigns. Critics say that the ‘slacktivism’ or ‘clicktivism’ is nothing more than a cheap way to make a person feel like she did something while not doing anything. Proponents say that every little bit helps…

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0 The transformative power of the internet in Africa

The internet holds the power to transform Africa, says the McKinsey Global Institute. Expanding internet access and unleashing its capabilities can impact six areas: financial services, education, health, retail, agriculture, and government. A new report, Lions Go Digital: The Internet’s Transformative Potential in Africa, predicts that 500 million people in Africa…

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0 Jumo: Facebook for Social Good

One of the founders of Facebook and director of online organizing for the Obama presidential campaign, Chris Hughes, has launched a new social media site for social good. Jumo, which is in beta and requires a Facebook account to sign up, is aimed at doing for charities and donors “what…