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Twitter Roundup – April 16: 7,000 days to reinvent civilization, following Skoll vicariously, and business pitches in 129 characters or less

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few thought-provoking tweets from last week: Bruce Lowry, communications director…

Crowdsourcing for ColaLife: How the Internet revived a life-saving idea

We’ve talked about the potential (and potential pitfalls) of crowdsourcing in previous posts. Today, we’ll look at ColaLife, a remarkable example of the power of online collaboration to mobilize a…

Beyond slacktivism: Can we click our way to social change?

When the punditocracy  convened in late 2009 to assess the “aughts” (or whatever we’re calling the just-concluded decade), they focused on the War on Terror, the proliferation of reality TV,…