Things We Like (June 2015)

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

  1. June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth. Throughout the month, we’re celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage. Share your story!
  2. Chris Lysy shares this Digital Inclusion cartoon as a celebration of NTEN’s new Digital Inclusion Fellowship program and a recognition that lack of access in many communities is the rule, not the exception.
  3. Johanna Bates explains why homepage design is the exception of web design, not the rule.
  4. Here are a number of presentations on web design, thanks to our WordPress Community of Practice members.
  5. Members of the Github community have developed a Chrome extension that replaces occurrences of “Millennials” with “Snake People” (no offense, Millenials!).
  6. And here’s a Chrome extension that replaces “Cloud” with “Butts” (no offense, clouds!).
  7. Apparently you can replace your plastic construction toys and instead make your own stackable LEGO gummies.
  8. Pizza Hut in Hong Kong allows you to turn your pizza delivery device into a small film projector.
  9. There’s a guy in Sweden who has turned a truck into a gourmet dog food delivery device. The response is mixed.
  10. According to an Indiana University researcher, the response to cat videos is clear—boosted energy and positive emotions.
  11. Speaking of cat videos, here it is: “How To Create A Digital Strategy For The Internet.”
  12. The digital strategy behind Clickhole, explained.
  13. The sonority behind these beatbox jams is, surprisingly, lemurs.
  14. The short film “Denali” is surprisingly heartbreaking in a hauntingly beautiful way.
  15. The heartbreakingly story of injustice and racism exemplified in the treatment of Kalief Browden is spoken by Ta-Nehisi Coates in “American Kidnapping.”
  16. In the wake of the horrific attacks at the Emanuel AME Church, white people are asked to speak out on injustice and racism in “‘Allies,’ the Time For Your Silence Has Expired.


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