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Data Kind

DataKind brings high-impact organizations together with leading data scientists to use data science in the service of humanity. From one-hour events to year-long engagements, we have designed programs that enable data scientists and social changemakers to address tough humanitarian challenges together. Our work helps organizations develop evidence-based decision making, increase efficiency, and enhance their data literacy. It also introduces data scientists to the Data-for-Good movement and shows them how valuable their skills can be.

Visit them at http://www.datakind.org

Branches in UK, India, Ireland, Singapore, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

From their website:

Projects include community events (consultations with organizations starting out with data science), data dives (weekend marathons events to do initial data analysis and exploration), DataCorps (long-term projects), and DataKind labs -- long-term rojects for multiple stakeholders.

They're looking for volunteers with skills in:

  • data science statistics, coding, data engineering, data visualization
  • project management
  • event planning and coordinating
  • guest blogging and speaking

Civic Hall

A collaborative innovation center that advances the use of technology for the public good.

A New York City-based organization that sponsors events, provide a personal democracy forum (not-quite uniquely abbreviated "PDF"), the Civicist hub for tech news and anlysis, and a community space with work stations, gathering rooms, and (of course) fast Wi-fi an video conferencing.

Visit their website.

Roundtable: November 15, 2016: Social Media in the News and As the News

Join Joe and Jesse on WAMC's The Roundtable on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 11 AM when we talk about news -- fake and real; media social, new, and old; and the links between the Twitterati and other denizens of the online world and the people and places of the real world.

Gizmodo on Facebook Fake News

Article here.

Recent Twitter Doings from Wikipedia

In 2016, it shares rose 20% after a report that it had received takeover approaches. Potential buyers were Alphabet (parent company of Google), Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Verizon, and the Walt Disney Company. Twitter's board of directors were open to a deal, which could have come by the end of 2016. In November 2016, Twitter's stock dwindled causing acquirers to pass on a deal.

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