Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution
Iceland is creating a new constitution…via social media. Draft clauses to the constitution are posted online and drafters are taking comments/suggestions/edits in Facebook, Twitter and Youtube form. Read more at the Atlantic
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Nerds and development. A winning combo. Random Hacks of Kindness is a community of innovation focused on developing practical open source solutions to disaster risk management and climate change adaptation challenges. Random Hacks of Kindness was founded in 2009 in partnership between Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA and the World Bank.
Slate: The best way to improve the U.S. economy fast is to poach entrepreneurs from the rest of the world. So why do we make it so difficult for them to immigrate? Article
Library of Congress Launches 'National Jukebox'
Now I don’t have to go to Bethesda! ‘The National Jukebox provides access to more than 10-thousand historical recordings for free on a streaming-only basis – no downloads. It covers the first quarter of the twentieth century and includes music, poetry, political speeches and other spoken word recordings. Right now, it only includes recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine...
FB for our older years?
I know I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing intimate pics of high school classmates (“Is she really wearing a MILF tank top and holding her baby?! or “There is a lot of tulle in that wedding dress!”), but I know I don’t want to be the subject of ridicule when I inevitably do stupid things as a responsibile adult down the line. Enter Path, a social networking site with...
PE takes over farmland
Seeking to capitalize on increasing consumer demand for organic products and a widening pool of environmentally-minded investors, Farmland, a start-up private equity firm, is acquiring conventional farmland and converting it to organic.