Middle Age Bulge: Running for Council?

See on Scoop.it – Municipal politics ruthseeley‘s insight: This is Kennedy-esque rhetoric for the 21st Century and I wholeheartedly approve of – and agree – with the points Councillor Thomas makes here. All his points are compelling – but especially number 5 – “Seek first to understand” and number 6 – “If you are visibly […]

Twitter and politicians – a Toronto/Lethbridge comparison

As my local municipal election kicks off (vote will be in October 2013, but two candidates have already announced they’re entering the mayoral race) and the Toronto Ford Bros. fiasco continues to dominate mainstream and social media, I got curious about whether – and how – municipal politicians are using Twitter and whether there’s a […]

‘Social reading’ the next phase of e-book revolution – Canada – CBC News

See on Scoop.it – Avid readers Some digital pioneers think that the online sharing of books via social media — social reading — may become the dominant way of both consuming and producing stories. ruthseeley‘s insight: Looking forward to hearing this documentary and waiting to be convinced. Given the number of avid readers I know […]

Hope for democracy from the open source movement

We have collaboration tools – can we use them? asks Shirky. I think the more important question is, Will we use them to create a better, fairer world for ourselves?