Thursday, December 08, 2011

Support the LAMP; a non-profit on media literacy

Earlier this year, I was honored to be asked to join the board of a non-profit named The LAMP (thelampnyc.org), which is dedicated to media reform as holding workshops in media literacy across the city, in particular new media (like this platform we're on now). The LAMP is in its annual fundraising drive, and all we're asking for is $11 in order to help fund more programs and workshops that help people to turn a more informed and critical eye towards the messages we receive every day. Any amount is appreciated. If you prefer to donate online, here's a link to check out: http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=2282. Otherwise, get in touch with me and we can set something up. Thanks, and Happy Holidays in advance!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

paper.li: Content from Twitter feed turned into a newspaper

If you like your information delivered in an old school format, paper.li will take your twitter feed and create a newspaper out of it. My daily paper is here. It's a reminder of just how much information gets sent around in these 140 character tweets.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Not so good for the family; 10026 restaurants have bad food health record

It looks like the restaurants in Harlem are not doing so well, according to amNY's interpretation of the report results. Here's the amNY article, and here's the actual report from the NYC Restaurant Inspection site. Enter 10026 as a zipcode and you get 50 results. It's unfortunate that this article came out, but if these are accurate, then people have a right to make sure that they're getting good value for the places where they eat. Personally, I'm going to renew my commitment to make and eat more food at home; it's for the best.