Posts Tagged as ‘technology’

breakthrough beat: Get your tix now to see our very own, Mallika Dutt, deliver keynote at Bioneers

We are pleased to announce that Breakthrough’s own President and CEO, Mallika Dutt, will deliver a keynote address at the 2010 Bioneers Conference, being held October 15-17 in San Rafael, California. Bioneers is a cutting-edge forum that will host social and scientific innovators from around the globe to showcase ground-breaking solutions inspired by nature and [...]

September 2, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our very own Madhuri Mohindar on immigration at Netroots

Our very own, Madhuri Mohindar, will present two panels on immigration at Netroots Nation in the next few weeks. Netroots Nation is an annual convention that amplifies progressive voices online and in-person and provides space for discussing ways to improve the use of technology to influence the public debate. On Friday, July 23 (3:00 p.m.-5:45 [...]

July 12, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Handy technology damages mental health

To those who temporarily delete their Facebooks to be productive: smart move. New research reported in the NY Times shows that technological activity defeats the mind’s ability to focus and takes over its motherboard. Just as an average Internet user at work changes windows or checks e-mail or other programs nearly 37 times an hour, [...]

June 8, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Is the internet killing our kids?

One year ago 11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover hung himself after months of daily bullying at school, including repeated taunts of him being gay. The incessant bullying that pushed Carl to commit suicide had continued at his school in spite of his mother’s repeated pleas to the school’s higher-ups to deal with the problem. Later that [...]

April 7, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s Mallika Dutt speaks at TEDIndia tomorrow!

Our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt is going to be speaking at the TED India conference in Mysore, Karnataka tomorrow! We are very excited that she will be presenting on our extremely successful Bell Bajao campaign that urges boys and men to take action against domestic violence. Lucky ones attending the conference, can catch Mallika’s presentation on [...]

November 5, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Digital Sisters bridge the web 2.0 gender gap

With uber-popular female-run blogs like Jezebel, Feministing, and f-bomb women are definitely leading the blogging ranks. But even still, research has shown that women are the not represented nearly enough in the tech fields.  Digital Sisters is changing things. This non-profit org promotes and provides tech education and enrichment for women who are traditionally disadvantaged, like single mothers [...]

August 11, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @changemakers Mobile phones provide communication and economic opportunity in developing countries

Check out this tweet by our friend @changemakers: Ken Banks’ group —> http://bit.ly/AlAWq social change making with mobile phones #SocEntChat Ken Banks has organized a group called “Social Changemaking with Mobile Phones” a group for those interested in mobile technology as an advancement for the developing world. This group also helps non-profits learn to make [...]

August 5, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: DIY technology can curb global warming and poverty

Did you know that charging your ipod could help save the globe? Well, it’s solar powered, and it and other innovative gadgets at the Earthjustice/Instructables United States of Efficiency Contest  can help turn around global warming that’s greatly affecting third world countries. Extreme temps and flooding are leaving communities homeless or killing those who live in extreme poverty. [...]

July 14, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We’re speaking at Netroots Nation on immigration reform (and Daily Kos found out)

Breakthrough’s Madhuri Mohindar and Crissy Spivey will be speaking at Netroots, a leading blogger, web 2.0, learning/sharing weekend. The Si Se Puede 2.0 panel will look namely at immigration reform. Joining them will be: FIRM’s Nicola Wells and America’s Voice’s Jackie Mehendra. Points covered: mobile and blog strategies, 3D games, video documentaries, creative online actions, [...]

June 25, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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