Thursday, July 25, 2013


Gandhi Institute (@GandhiWorldwide)
7/24/13 6:15 AM
Human trafficking will not end until it ends in…

But with 27 million modern-day slaves around the world, 100,000 of which are child prostitutes in the United States, why do the Dalits matter?
By bringing an end to human trafficking in the number one source and destination for human trafficking victims in the world, we can end trafficking across the globe.
The Dalits matter because human trafficking will not come to an end around the world, until it comes to an end in India.
Didn't the End It Movement already raise enough awareness of human trafficking to make a mark for 2013? Do we really need another organization shouting their anti-trafficking cause from the rooftops?
Yes, we do. And here's why:
- Buying and selling human beings is larger now than any other time in history, and it includes a global industry built on forcing children into sex.
- India is the epicenter of human trafficking—including 100 million people, with 1.2 million child prostitutes. It tops the list of countries when it comes to transit, destination and source of human trafficking victims. According to the United Nations, the most dangerous place in the world to a girl or woman is India.

- Two hundred thousand Indian children a year are sold into slavery, many by their parents for a mere $17 dollars.
- Dalits are uneducated and illiterate, and have been taught for hundreds of years that they are worthless. They have no idea the caste system, in which they are the bottom of the proverbial food chain, has beenoutlawed. They have no idea they have rights. They have no idea they are human.

tombarrett (@tombarrett)
7/24/13 6:19 AM
Today at 1pm at #blc13 you can come and chat to me about my book and I can sign one for you #staycurious

Publishing / Can Computers Keep Secrets? How a Six-Year-Old's Curiosity Could Change the World

Ewan McIntosh (@ewanmcintosh)
7/24/13 6:38 AM
Throughout #isummitconf keynote I'll refer to research & steps you might take in class. Many links are on our lab:

@dweinberger speaks on the problems of atoms: they can only be in one place. That has shaped how we create knowledge. #BLC13

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Derryl Murphy (@derrylm)
7/23/13 6:45 PM
@doctorow This might be of interest to you. (High bandwidth, small town, community owned.)

Had a good conversation with BBC's Click about #Rewire and the limits of online tools:

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Saw @austinkleon 's book at the National Gallery in DC

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Tony Wagner (@DrTonyWagner)
7/24/13 6:16 AM
@bhodge2727 I'm really enjoying Creating Innovators-what else should I read on the topic?" David Kelley, Keith Sawyer, Sr. Ken, Christensen

Sabrina Stevens (@TeacherSabrina)
7/23/13 6:49 PM
"I think that if a child has some kind of artistic experience early in life, they learn how to express themselves constructively.." #TEACH13

AJ Juliani (@ajjuliani)
7/23/13 6:22 AM
Average Internet speed up 17% year-over-year, finally pass 3 Mbps, while mobile data traffic doubled

John Jones (@johnmjones)
7/19/13 7:13 AM
RT @zephoria: Why does Edward Snowden matter? Because "Whistleblowing Is the New Civil Disobedience" (by moi)

mine – computer scientist Nadia Heninger – flipped my thinking upside down with a simple argument: Snowden is offering the public a template for how to whistleblow; leaking information is going to be the civil disobedience of our age.

Thus, questioning authority by leaking information that shows that power is being abused becomes a more valuable and notable form of civil disobedience. As with all forms of civil disobedience, there are significant consequences. But when secrecy is what’s being challenged, the biggest risk is not being beaten by a police officer for staging an event, but being disappeared or silenced by the institutions being challenged or embarrassed. And thus, as much as I hate to accept it, becoming a diplomatic incident is extraordinarily powerful not just for self-protection, but also as a way to make sure that the media doesn’t lose interest in the issues at play

Peter Vander Auwera (@petervan)
7/18/13 6:28 AM
Viewing The Future Beyond Old Vantage Points via@JDeragon

slide 19ish... for every person on web ... two are not... Schmidt predicts 2020 for all

Inside Higher Ed (@insidehighered)
7/18/13 6:35 AM
Bachelor's-degree holders are less likely to be involved in and enthusiastic about their

John Love (@curiousjohn)
7/17/13 9:07 PM
You know you don’t want to visit a town when there are literally ZERO @Meetup groups in the surrounding 10 miles.

Global Voices (@globalvoices)
7/18/13 7:04 AM
Today's digest - Tainted School Lunches Kill Children in