We asked psychologists, user experience designers, and writers what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here's what they said.
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In this Q and A, the talented Khalifa talks about how she became interested in issues of racial justice, her work with the Dream Defenders, and the power of social media.
Useful as it may be as journalistic shorthand, “mansplaining” is cultural bubblegum in comparison to Solnit’s actual body of work.
Other tweets from Palestinians pointed out parallels in racial injustice between the two situations.
StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator—from a remote controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.
The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.
Many Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. Densho is preserving their stories and the cultural knowledge that comes with them.
"The ideas in Butler's fiction challenge us to contend with our own choices and take responsibility for our own power."
With over one billion views on YouTube and counting, The Young Turks prove that successful, independent, online news is possible.
When it comes to stopping NSA surveillance, it may be more effective to write to Facebook and Google than to government officials.