open web Archive

Response to Mozilla as teacher

Inspiration for this post is: Mozilla as teacher by Mark Surman When I read the first line of Mark’s post “We need to teach the world to code,” I was immediately wary of the wording. It’s true that a basic understanding of HTML and CSS will go a long way in helping people rearrange the [&hellip

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Give us the Easy Ask!

Today I want to focus on the easy ask. What can you ask your users to contribute that is easy? It seems obvious, doesn’t it? It seems obvious to me, but I find myself searching for the easy ask a lot of times, so I thought I would write a short post reminding everyone to [&hellip

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Using the Web to Fix the World: Waldpark Trachau

So here’s the skinny: Part of the reason we bought the house we bought was because it’s right in the middle of the city of Dresden, but surrounded by green. Our next door neighbors have a 6000 m2 garden and across the street is a huge piece of land with 17 horses and a bunch [&hellip

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Fuck you Facebook

Ok, I get it, you have to meet people where they are, and THEY are on Facebook. But Facebook is the antithesis to everything I believe about an Open Web, and I am therefore saying toodle fucking doo to Facebook. If you need to understand why the open web is important, read this post. The [&hellip

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Dear Tech News Orgs,

Did you know that you could actually have a heavy hand in helping us win the fight to keep the web open? Do you have any idea how many people wake up every morning with their Androids and IPhones, get a cup of coffee, lay in bed and peruse a RSS aggregator with all of [&hellip

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