The Myth of Narcissus: Love & Lies in the Virtual World. ~ Paula Zayco Aberasturi

Elephant Journal

2013 112

Why I Decided to Break Up with Facebook: A Yogic Perspective.

Elephant Journal

CULTURE. Yoga / Love / Food / Wellness / Spirituality / Family / Culture / Green / Society / Work. on Jan 18, 2013. And, since when did people start calling their friends a ‘social circle’? Social communication differs across generations. Social(k).

2013 110

Twitter Announces Big Service Changes {April Fools Edition}. ~ Caroline Scherer

Elephant Journal

The massively popular social media service Twitter announced a new business model today, jointly promoting its formerly free service to “Premium” status and launching a new, but enormously pared down companion service, “Twttr.”

2013 66

3500 year-old Egyptian Relief Vandalized by Chinese Youth, Restored

Green Prophet

Photographs of the damage quickly spread from Chinese social network sites to major news sites, and it might be indicative of a bigger future diplomacy problem for China. Lifestyle & Culture China Egypt graffiti Luxor

2013 86

Israeli Entrepreneur Creates, The Airbnb for Foodies

Green Prophet

Launched last year, EatWith offers users two options: 1) Host your own pop-up restaurant by preparing your favorite dishes, served up in your home with a side of your cultural perspective. EatWith may be a more tasteful regression from Facebook, social networking the old fashioned way.

2013 113

Jerusalem Pulls Off Israel’s “No Pants” Light Rail Ride

Green Prophet

In case you don’t know, the No Pants Subway Ride is a piece of voluntary performance art – slash – social activism where participants board a train at consecutive stops without pants in the middle of winter. Lifestyle & Culture activism Flash mob Israel Jerusalem

Jerusalem Pulls Off Israel’s No Pants Light Rail Ride

Green Prophet

In case you don’t know, the No Pants Subway Ride is a piece of voluntary performance art – slash – social activism where participants board a train at consecutive stops without pants in the middle of winter.

Dafna Aizenberg Maps the Internet’s View of Our World

Green Prophet

Designed as her final project at the Department of Visual Communication, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design near Tel Aviv, Dafna Aizenberg created an atlas that charts social media usage and internet connections, cybercrime and online shopping. “As

Beyond Consumerism: Replacing the Value of "More" with "Enough"

The Green Changemakers

by Rob Dietz & Dan O''Neill, October 11, 2013 at 3:20pm [The following essay is adapted from the book Enough Is Enough by Rob Dietz and Dan O''Neill.] These techniques could be used to "sell" sound cultural values instead of copious quantities of consumer goods.

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

The Green Changemakers

By Roman Krznaric We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric —and use it as a radical force for social transformation. We can nurture its growth throughout our lives—and we can use it as a radical force for social transformation.

Series on transformative Placemaking

The Green Changemakers

We could find with consistency over time that it was the softer side of place—social offerings, openness, and aesthetics—that really seem to drive peoples’ attachment to their place. Governance is social, and citizenship is creative. By Project for Public Spaces 1.

2013 71

Five Ways to Develop Ecoliteracy

The Green Changemakers

Ecoliterate” is our shorthand for the end goal of this kind of learning, and raising ecoliterate students requires a process that we call “socially and emotionally engaged ecoliteracy”—a process that, we believe, offers an antidote to the fear, anger, and hopelessness that can result from inaction.

A Vision for the Sharing Economy

The Green Changemakers

A prominent activist in the conservative movement, Eric Heubeck, advocated for a renewal of a vision-based strategy in a 2001 memo : We must win the people over culturally – by defining how man ought to act, how he ought to perceive the world around him, and what it means to live the good life.

Planting Trees For The Future

Eco Friendly Daily

Social networking sites like Facebook have brought together old friends like nothing else before it, Google allows us to find anything we need in seconds and Wikipedia has single handily made the encyclopedia obsolete.

Forget apps, old-school mobiles ring in a comeback

Green (Living) Review

And over the past two to three years, he has sold some 10,000 handsets, “with a real acceleration from the beginning of 2013.” “The There is also “a logic of counter-culture in reaction to the over-connectedness of today’s society, with disconnection being the current trend.”

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Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT)

The Green Changemakers

The concept goal of the Internet of Things is to enable things to be connected anytime, anyplace, with anything and anyone ideally using any path/ network and any service. technical / economical/ social / environmental systems). What is IoT? IoT is here. It's real. It's inevitable.

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What makes an entrepreneurial ecosystem?

The Green Changemakers

Others go back to a distant past, but jump to premature conclusions: everything happened because of (you choose) Defense contracts / a mild climate in the Bay Area / Stanford University / technology clusters / the culture of rewarding failure / favorable tax and legal conditions.