Things We Like (July 2014)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

  1. On its Popaganda episode, Bitch Podcast talks about why and how anyone who cares about independent media should care about freedom of the net.
  2. The Digital Defenders help respond to specific attacks against internet freedom and highlight this quote on their website from artist and activist Ai WeiWei: ‘The internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.’
  3. In our quest for wise words about websites, we came across Kronda Adair from Karvel Digital’s slide deck and recent Ignite talk about how to stop making senseless websites. Thanks, Kronda!
  4. Make all the things on the web and meet other people who are, too! Mozilla’s Maker Party is July 15-Aug 15. The month-long party is online and offline with meet-ups around the globe.
  5. The internet abounds with life’s burning questions. Among them, what does it look like when a Google Street View camera has a meet-up with itself? And why is the camera wearing a sparkly silver dress in some of the photos?
  6. Do you ever find yourself wearing a dress on a bike, perhaps internally debating whether a Marilyn Monroe moment is in your near future? The answer is “penny in your pants.”
  7. A penny for your thoughts about these swell stats about fundraising, social media, and mobile technology.
  8. Speaking of stats, wouldn’t it be nice to see open diversity data from tech companies?
  9. Here’s a weird twist: while some for-profit tech companies are withholding their diversity data, the IRS is apparently withholding nonprofit status from open and free software projects, lest they benefit for-profit companies.
  10. And here’s Weird Al twisting online grammar back in line.
  11. Finally, apropos of NTEN’s compelling desire to bring you relentless animal adorableness, we finish off Things We Like with cute animal parenting.
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