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Libyan Revolution

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Improvements

Alejandro Sanchez

We'll be implementing some improvements to s0rce in the coming weeks. Here's the overview of the changes:

A slider will be added to issue/event pages that lets users select the span of time they'd like to see on the topic. The slider will also function automatically based on your visits; if your last visit to the Republican Primary page was two weeks ago, the slider will default to showing you the last three weeks - two weeks of new information plus 50% (the third week) for context/reminders. Furthermore, the "last visit" check...

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Social Media Organizing and Kony

Adrian Arizmendi

The Kony 2012 organizing campaign recently went viral, and it's bringing to light a trend. This blog post does not seek to analyze the merits of capturing Kony, or the allegations of the misrepresentation of the current Uganda situation; instead, it's a comment about social media organizing, millennials and generational differences. In the past, organizing activist has been about sustained engagement, instilling a sense of empowerment through collective action, and they are almost always fueled by passion (regardless of political affiliation). Until now, these models worked, and they continue to work, but they are starting to look a bit different.

A few weeks ago a study came out by Pew Research Center about the implications of hyper-connectivity with the millennial generation. It claimed that millennials "will exhibit a thirst for instant gratification and quick fixes...

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Fixing the News

Alejandro Sanchez

News can largely be broken down into two parts: the means and process of gathering information, and the means and process of distributing it. Prior to the internet, all technological innovations provided new ways to distribute and present the news (radio, TV) but very little as far as new ways to gather it. The internet provides the capability to transform both sides of the equation.

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