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This post was written by Vivian Nunez. On the last day of Social Media Week NYC, the session held on the Change Stage took on the task of deciphering the lives of networked teens. The panel was aptly called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens after danah boyd’s book. The discussion centered on…

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This post was written by Claire Meyer. As SMW14 came to an end, audiences were treated to a variety of perspectives on millennial content habits and changes those habits have perpetuated. The event kicked off with a discussion of existing millennial misconceptions. The panel agreed that millennials seek content with depth. PolicyMic founder Chris Altchek…

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Creating change and empowering organizations is hard work. And few can do it better than Nancy Lublin. A regular feature on the Nonprofit Times’ “Top 50 Power and Influence” list, Nancy has a reputation for making charity cool and sustainable. As a young professional, Nancy turned Dress for Success into an international success, working in…

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Being their third year powering SMW, our friends at Nokia have really come to SMW13 with some amazing ideas around engaging our audience. Never one to want to just be on the stage, Nokia has plenty for everyone to enjoy this February. Not only are they powering our mobile app, SMW Live and SMW RealTime…

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It’s a new year. We make commitments to learn more and grow; to connect with others more and make an impact. And SMW13 is a great way to meet some of those resolutions. With only 6 weeks to go, we want to see you take part- be it gaining inspiration from some of our favorite…

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How do children communicate? That was a topic of discussion this week, as experts on adolescent communication gave presentations and answered audience questions about social media use for youngsters. Here are some of the highlights: Children are spending more time indoors today, which increases their likelihood to use social networking sites and play video games….

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Thanks to your incredible support and Nokia’s matching grant, we are thrilled to announce our goal of sending 25 youth to Summer Tech Camp has been met. Together, we raised over $21,000 to send these kids on an unforgettable experience that can have a lasting impact on their lives. Each summer, CI students participate in…

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The issue of access to technology education is a socio-economic problem that we are becoming increasingly aware of. The skills of knowing how to use technology and being adept at its uses is invaluable to professional and personal developmental success, and these skills shouldn’t be just the domain of the privileged few. At Social Media…

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It has been seven days since August 4, 2011, when Mark Duggan was killed by police in Tottenham, England.  It’s been five days since August 6, 2011, when Mark Duggan’s family and concerned community members protested the unnecessary death of Duggan, who was riding in a cab at the time.  Police said that there was a gun fight while…

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