Posts Tagged as ‘Twitter’

b-the change: TODAY join Rights Working Group and Melissa Harris-Perry on Twitter to discuss profiling and rights after 9/11

Originally posted on Rights Working Group Rights Working Group and renown progressive scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will hold a Twitter Chat, TODAY from 3-4 pm ET, about racial profiling and ways to reclaim and expand rights lost after 9/11. Why? Ten years ago, in June 2001, the End Racial Profiling Act was first introduced in Congress [...]

September 7, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s new Facebook game, America 2049, featured in TIME, Wired

Breakthrough is pleased to present our ground-breaking new Facebook game, AMERICA 2049! (Twitter hashtag #America2049) The game has already been featured by TIME.com and Wired.com and this is just the beginning! We invite you to play by becoming an agent, charged with the responsibility to protect the future of our country. The game features appearances [...]

April 5, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Media meets technology meets democracy – Breakthrough at largest media conference!

Great news! Breakthrough will be at this year’s National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR)! Our very own Multimedia Manager, Crissy Spivey, will be giving a presentation at the largest conference dedicated to media, democracy and technology in the panel titled- Pop Culture Warriors: How Online Fan Communities Are Organizing to Save the World. The NCMR, [...]

March 24, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Indian filmmaker, Onir, tells us that a modern, urban India needs to be recognized in the mainstream

Breakthrough had the pleasure of chatting with award-winning filmmaker Onir. He is most notable for directing and co-producing his first film, “My Brother Nikhil.” It was the first mainstream Hindi film specifically addressing homosexuality in the context of human rights and HIV/AIDS. Breakthrough is a proud Co-Producer of a new series of films called “I AM” by Onir [...]

August 23, 2010 by Jitin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Some schools aren’t shunning but embracing Facebook – it can help students learn

Social media is perhaps the fastest growing technology being wholeheartedly supported by young people. Educators from around the country are confused by this new wave of distraction in the classrooms since Facebook and twitter has invaded cell phones. While many schools ban the mediums and often block the sites on their servers, others are saying, [...]

March 29, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Google buzz and Twitter not a threat to Facebook

The English-speaking world’s most popular social networking site, Facebook turned six this month. A post on DNAinfo by Sree Sreenivasan graded its progress sharing some interesting facts about the still-expanding site. But not without giving some insight into its competition: There’s a threat between Twitter and Google Buzz, but Sreenivasan thinks Facebook will stay #1 [...]

February 16, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Internet is one of three nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. It’s a surprising decision that sprang up after the magazine, Wired Italy, started a petition for its backing. The argument is that the Internet has done much for peace by becoming a useful tool for global networking. For example, take a [...]

February 10, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadget for good: Child writing prodigy tweeting Up $10,000 for Haiti

From Causecast, originally posted by Katherine Gustafson, Tonic. Adora Svitak is one of those kids it’s hard to believe actually exist — a child prodigy, a genius. A self-described “educator, poet and humanitarian” called by others a tiny literary giant, she published her first book, a collection of short stories called Flying Fingers, at age [...]

February 3, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Queen Rania, reigns supreme on using the web for good

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is a shining example of the 21st century activist. Back in September, we covered the launch of her YouTube channel, where she did a spoof of David Letterman’s top ten list. But aside from YouTube, she has an interactive web page, blog, twitter, Facebook and even flickr page. In [...]

January 21, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: Obama makes first-ever Presidential tweet

President Obama became another first today. He is the first U.S. President to tweet. While visiting the American Red Cross headquarters to promote aid to Haiti, a Red Cross staffer typed an update to their twitter account saying “President Obama and the first lady are here visiting our disaster operation center right now.” He then [...]

January 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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