technology

Online Activism with Hashtagivist

Online Activism with Hashtagivist

Katie Williams and Richard Kraaijenhagen have created an interesting program that is designed to help activists use twitter to get their messages out to a wider audience. Their program is called Hashtagivist and was recently introduced at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam where they participated in the Kings of Code Hack Battle. Katie and Richard built their website in just 36 hours and it migh... »

Ban Bossy

Does Ban Bossy Really Help Women in Tech?

Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed your social media contacts affirming that they plan to “Ban Bossy.” This campaign, launched by Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.Org initiative and the Girl Scouts, calls for us to ban the word “bossy” because assertive girls are labeled bossy and assertive boys are called leaders. It’s certainly a positive, well intentioned initiative t... »

ICYMI: November 10 – November 16 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: November 10 – November 16 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 73: In Orbit Ever wonder how satellites stay in orbit? Mindy has the answer. Speak Your Mind: Atheist Church Are “atheist churches” a good idea? Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pokéballs What do we need to do to make pokéballs real? Mad Art Lab Trick or Treat…or BRAINS! This is how Gigi and family did zombies for Halloween. Art Inquisition: Wha... »

PBJs, Nail Polish, Barrels of Crabs: The Week(s) in Startup Sexism

PBJs, Nail Polish, Barrels of Crabs: The Week(s) in Startup Sexism

There’s so much to say about startups and sexism! In the past few weeks, several items have surfaced that continue to reveal not just the deep-seated sexism in tech, but also the deep-seated denial and ignorance surrounding sexism in the industry. Don’t believe? Let’s review! First, some guy raised $6.5 million dollars to tell women what they want to read about on a new-school we... »

ICYMI: July 7 – July 13 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: July 7 – July 13 on the Skepchick Network

Hello! I’m so excited to see you! I really, really want to share all these awesome posts from the Skepchick Network. Read them, won’t you? Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Once Upon a Time Season 2 Olivia reviews season 2 of the ABC fantasy series. Speak Your Mind: App Crazy Mindy just got an iPad, and she’s lost. What are the must-have apps? Mad Art Lab Wind Power: Becaus... »

AI: Just waiting to die and stuff

AI: Just waiting to die and stuff

Hey everyone! I’m just sitting here, on my couch, waiting for a tornado to come and kill me and my family. Normally, I’m not so scared of things like a 9 hour tornado watch, but this year, The Tornadoes have put together an unstoppable no-nonsense offense, and are having an epic season. And they’re heading my way… maybe… possibly. So, I’m just waiting to see if ... »

ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

On your mark! Get set!  GO READ ALL THE SKEPCHICK NETWORK AWESOME! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 48: Physicists Make Weird Things for Science Mindy draws a weird picture in the name of physics, and also talks tries to explain moment of inertia. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be Eddy muses on the concept of hell. Speak You Mind: Summer Vacation The whole summer is ahead of you. What ar... »

Insufferable douchebags make things amazing

Everything Sucks, but Not How You Think

Dave McClure might not be a familiar name in the skeptic community, but he’s pretty well known in tech. A self-described “late bloomer,” he’s a guy who held various software industry jobs before founding the popular accelerator 500 Startups. He blogs and speaks at conferences and the like, typically with eyeball-peelingly bad slides and some foul language to boot. And today... »

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