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techPresident: What Does “Open Government” Even Mean Anymore? – “In a paper published earlier this week, Harlan Yu and David G. Robinson assert that the phrase “open government,” which used to mean government transparency — as in, revealing the internal functions and decision-making of government — has come to also mean increasing access to data that may not have anything to do at all with transparency:”

 

Mashable: How To Hire a Great Developer [FLOW CHART] – “If you’re just foraying into the land of entrepreneurship, you may wonder where the to even start looking for such a person. And even if you do find a developer, how will you know the extent of his talent and whether he’s a good fit for you?”

 

techPresident: Slashdot Founder Rob Malda Joins Washington Post  – “Rob Malda — known to millions as CmdrTaco, the founder and for 14 years chief cat-herder of the tech community and news aggregation site Slashdot — has taken a job at the Washington Post’s “WaPo Labs,” he announced today:”

 

Mashable: 10 Strategies for Non-Profits on Pinterest – “Here are 10 tips from non-profits that are currently using Pinterest. With these suggestions in your back pocket, your own organization can further (or even reinvent) its image in no time.”

 

Fast Company: Bloomberg Expanding Tech Coverage  —  The financial news giant is launching a tech vertical, several new blogs, and creating original video content.  — The crowded tech news scene will become even more crowded this week—Bloomberg has announced a major overhaul of their tech coverage.

 

Mashable: How to Take Your PR Pitches to the Next Level – “If you work in PR, here are some innovative ways to improve your pitches and hopefully, help you nab some buzz. Of course, the best way to generate buzz is to pair an excellent, tailored pitch with a stellar product.”

 

Poynter: PEJ: Newspapers are losing $7 in print revenue for every $1 in digital gained  — Revenue is just one of the problems facing American newspapers, says a new Project for Excellence in Journalism study.  

 

Mashable: How the U.S. Military Shares Its Rich History With Facebook Timeline – “The Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines and Coast Guard  have spent weeks preparing their individual Facebook Pages for the switch over to Timeline. Each branch has filled its Page with centuries worth of history, photos and interesting facts.The Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines and Coast Guard  have spent weeks preparing their individual Facebook Pages for the switch over to Timeline. Each branch has filled its Page with centuries worth of history, photos and interesting facts.”

 

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