Making a difference by making the web

These days, with all the Prism/Tempura surveillance we’re learning about, one can feel quite powerless. For many it seems that there are just two responses: to either disengage with the web and go completely offline or to shrug and say “I’ve got nothing to hide.”…

Video! Mozilla Event Menu

In preparation for the Mozilla Foundation All-Hands this week in Toronto, we were asked to make a video explaining what we’re working on. The goal was both to produce a snappy, visual artifact and to play around with Popcorn Maker, a web authoring tool for…

Fireside Chat: Starting a Learning Network in Your City

This article is cross-posted on the Hive Learning Network NYC blog. This week the Hive Learning Network in New York City held a virtual fireside chat about how to start a learning network in your city. The chat was led by Hive NYC’s director Chris…

Mozilla Festival: What Next

At the Mozilla Festival, an incredible group of 700 journalists, coders, designers, and educators made over 20 prototypes, learned about media & the web together, drank buzzing coffee, played geek ping pong, and so much more. How can we keep up the momentum? How can…

Mozilla Festival: What We Made

Over the last month, we’ve been tracking the outputs from the Mozilla Festival. A great number of thank-you’s are due all around to all the participants, facilitators, volunteers, staff, supporters, and the wonderful Ravensbourne for making this such a memorable event. 20 Prototypes We’ve curated…

I Work For the Internet

I Work For the Internet is freshly launched campaign by Fighting For Freedom against harmful internet blacklist legislation, SOPA, making it’s way through Congress right now. A coalition including the EFF, Mozilla, Creative Commons, Wikimedia, and many other organizations have been rallying internet users to…

In the Flesh

The new magnetism of congregation seems universal…The web becomes not a destination in itself but a route map to somewhere real. — Simon Jenkins, Welcome to the post-digital world, an exhilarating return to civility

My Web.

When you own a domain you’re a first class citizen of the web. Adrian Short For the last few months, I’ve been in a blogging slump. Like presumably a lot of people, the sheer number of communication channels has both overwhelmed and satisfying the urge…

Hello world. Again.

A schweet new site. We want MOAR! Update And here’s the RSS feed: http://michellethorne.cc/feed/ Thanks, Christopher!

Internet Studies‽

As a lover of the interwebs and someone who’s followed the research from the likes of AOIR and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (see Tim Hwang’s great piece on the Berkman school of thought),  a recent discussion about the merits of “internet studies”…