Tech

  1. Watch and read the full piece on Al-Jazeera America.

  2. UYWO Women's Leadership Conference

    Y’all, I had a blast last night hanging out in Laramie with you. THANK YOU.

    Here are a few links to stories and resources, for anyone who’s interested in following up: Read more →

  3. homophily

    Conversation about and activity on Ello has been ramping up over the last few weeks. Ello, for those living relatively balanced lives with healthy relationships to their digital devices, is a new social network that is, in not so many words, promising to be the anti-Facebook. The creators’ goal is to free us from the tyranny of being products packaged for advertisers–remember, if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. (How this plays out with Ello shall be seen.)

    It’s rough around the edges, for sure, but conceptually interesting enough to play with for a minute if you’re into that sort of thing. And I am! I’ve been playing for the last few days, and one of the first things I noticed is that it was difficult to find people I knew. As Clay Shirky put it the other night: “the only first-order feature that anyone cares about on a social network is ‘Where my dogs @?'” Heh. The search function is broken-ish, so the only way I knew how to find my people was (1) to tell people on other social networks how to find me on Ello, sigh, and (2) by looking at the few people I did find, and seeing who they follow. Read more →

  4. Similar to Planned Parenthood Saved Me, it appears that social media is the dominant driver of traffic to When Women Refuse. Sharing stories matters. Again.

    Channels_-_Google_Analytics

  5. I started a Tumblr blog to collect stories of violence committed against women who refused men’s advances (full background story here), and 24 hours into this project, we’ve received some incredible sets of traffic and engagement numbers. Put your nerd pants on, kids, we’re going for a ride.

    Site analytics

    Audience_Overview_-_Google_Analytics

    YOWZAH

    Really don’t think I’ve ever participated in a project that got this sheer kind of volume right away. Read more →

  6. The intro for this panel discussion can be found here.

    Here are some of the articles I read while prepping for the segment:

  7. If you’ve not been following along in the latest brouhaha concerning sexism and the tech industry, this week saw a monster of a flame war spring up around conduct at a tech conference. Many other terrific bloggers have summed up what’s been happening, but let me offer a set of bullet points and links to bring everyone up to speed…

    [Read the rest on Forbes]

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