You have nothing to lose

Engage in the delicious play of flirting and teasing your potential date through words but also try accelerating the meeting process. Send a message

https://www.estherperel.com/how-to-deal-with-online-dating-fatigue

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Anything that tears at the moral fabric of our nation will in fact weaken us, not strengthen us

Traditionally, conservatives have focused on issues of private morality and liberals have focused on issues of public morality.

Blog Post: On Public Morality

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Ready to Turn the Page to the Next Chapter of the Life You Want to Live Now?

Writing of her secret life as a prostitute, a blogger with the pseudonym Belle de Jour had a backstory worthy of a movie script. In fact it was turned into a Showtime TV series. She wanted to have a satisfying next chapter of her life story so she wrote about it. You see, in real life, she was “a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology.” Few of us lead a startling double life like her yet you, too, may want to play a new role in your life story, perhaps revealing some largely hidden facets to your character…

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If we can get to the point where advertisers can actually know who they are communicating with, perhaps our advertising ecosystem will evolve to a place where it adds value to consumers’ lives on a regular basis, as opposed to interrupting and annoying us all day long…

When that happens, Facebook’s implicit advantage – that it knows who we are – will become commodified, and perhaps – just perhaps – the open web will once again thrive.

http://battellemedia.com/archives/2016/10/google-capitulates-to-facebooks-identity-machine.php

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Martin Luther Wuz Here

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Tech Literacy: It’s more than just “teach kids to code”

Like media literacy or general critical thinking skills, we should provide this information as a necessary part of teaching students to understand the systems that run the world around them. It’s essential that concerns like ethics and systemic biases be incorporated into any education about technology systems.

http://anildash.com/2016/09/its-more-than-just-teach-kids-to-code.html

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Is social enterprise a palliative?

In the following interview with the late Pamela Hartigan,  we may hear her question the effectiveness of social enterprise which requires it to be beholding to a sponsor.

Twice she uses the term palliative to describe how disruptors are rendered accountable to their contracter and risk being coopted:  

As most will know , the Skoll Centre at Oxford which Pamela headed, is sponsored by billionaire Jeff Skoll, co-founder of Ebay 

More than a decade ago, it was a Black Women’s group leader, Ruthie Gilmore of Incite! who drew our attention to the nonprofit industrial complex and how neoliberalims drives it. They had been unable to find a way to seed  and propagate change that was autonomous. Hence – “The Revolution Will Not Be Funded”

“Noeliberalism is not new nice guys, it’s new mean guys”

it was on the Skoll Social Edge forum a decade ago, that advocates and practitioners for autonomous social innovation shared views on Profit for a Purpose

it came at a time when we’d completed our proposal for a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine, which included this quote from General George Marshall in 1947

“Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist. Such assistance, I am convinced, must not be on a piecemeal basis as various crises develop. Any assistance that this Government may render in the future should provide a cure rather than a mere palliative. Any government that is willing to assist in the task of recovery will find full co-operation I am sure, on the part of the United States Government. Any government which maneuvers to block the recovery of other countries cannot expect help from us. Furthermore, governments, political parties, or groups which seek to perpetuate human misery in order to profit therefrom politically or otherwise will encounter the opposition of the United States.”

As our late founder would point out in this paper. simply resolving the most urgent problems was not a permanent solution. we needed to think about how capitalism could be redirected for permanent change.

Rather than becoming a McKinsey consultant, I simply shared what we’d bewen doing for their Long Term Capitalism initiative, where Re-imaginging Capitalism – The New Bottom Line became one of the most popular contributions:

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WordPress Olympians

Many of the world’s finest athletes — from Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to American tennis player Serena Williams — publish with WordPress. With the Rio 2016 games upon us, we turn to Olympians, Olympic hopefuls, and elite athletes who have blogged over the past year about the joys and challenges of competition at the highest level and the long road to Rio.

Fascinating round-up of some of the trials and tribulations making it to the Olympics.

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While the ego would argue that there’s a different kind of love for different kinds of relationship, the spiritual basics of relationship are the same no matter what form a relationship takes

Whether you’re my business acquaintance or a family member, the issue is this: Am I meeting you on the level of my personality, or am I extending to you the gift of my love? Am I here to judge you, or to forgive you? The answers will determine what happens next.

Relationship Assignments

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Arguments for + against Proprietary Publishing Platforms

Via Ma.tt: 🙂

Here are just few other considerations for any proprietary platform:

Can your content be easily exported from the platform if you decide to stop using it, or if they decide to pivot?
Can you collect email subscribers, and can they be easily exported from the platform should you decide to move?
Can you syndicate your content, in full, via feeds like RSS?
Can you dictate the terms of when your followers see your content, or are you subject to the whims of algorithmic surfacing?
When a visitor comes to your site, is your name or brand the hero? Or is it the platform’s brand?
Do you have control over the comments section and who gets a voice in your world?

What to Consider When the Platforms Show Up with Money

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