‘make a difference’HandUp - Direct giving for the homeless and others at-risk
‘Detroit GO DATA’ initiativeDetroit - Open Data Portal
mobile carriers and privacyAm I being tracked?
(a project by Access)
Note: This is not an endorsement.
‘the science of life’Mosaic
a timely initiativeComplaint Restraint
you might be surprisedGlobal Rich List
‘edit your city’LocalWiki - The grassroots effort to collect, share and open the world's local knowledge
‘make better choices’Open Food Facts
Help us to collect information and data (ingredients, nutrition facts etc.) on food products from all around the world. In a few minutes, you can easily add products and contribute to improve food for everyone.
‘a digital commons’openDemocracy – “free thinking for the world”
‘a people-focused alternative’IndieWebify.Me – “a guide to getting you on the IndieWeb”
to reduce barriers to securityLet's Encrypt
‘vulnerable places’Missing Maps
‘crowdmapping cities’EcoCitizen World Map
“free and open Internet”The Free Internet Project
to set your work free...Creative Commons Public Domain Tools
to advance ‘actionable change’Trustworthy Internet Movement
‘a global task force’webcompat.com – “Bug reporting for the internet.”
gathering an historical recordThe Mac Photographic Archive
The unfortunate fire at Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014 destroyed much-loved parts of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building on Renfrew Street. In an attempt to document the building for posterity, this website allows anyone, students, alumni, staff, and tourists to upload their personal record of the school.
a collaborative art projectWallpeople
One of our purposes is to return art to the streets and reclaim the public space as a means of expression and citizen interaction...
towards ‘fully informed citizens’The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
an unsettled legal landscapeWho Has Your Back 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests
‘commitment to user freedoms’Our encryption tools must be free software, not just open source
Freedom of the Press Foundation, a donation-based initiative
on the ‘rise of modernism’Modernist Journals Project – “modernism began in the magazines”
an initiative of sortsNoJPEG
selling an ugly visionThe Internet Must Go
deceiving the userDark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People
open-source licensing optionsOSS » 'a starting point' » more comprehensive list
a laugh (to create awareness)PRSM - The Sharing Network
a look at 'ecosystem services'treezilla
'to build the future web'The Extensible Web Manifesto
Be amused... and careful!Dumb Ways To Die
promoting 'software freedom'unhosted web apps – "freedom from web 2.0's monopoly platforms"
evolving policy through collaborationProject Open Data
'brings together the riches'Digital Public Library of America
pictures of 'records'Extracting Audio from Pictures
for front end developersThe Accessibility Project – "A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier."
business-driven initiativeInternet of Things Consortium
One of the goals of the consortium is to see billions of connected devices that benefit from communication with other devices and services.
on outdated privacy lawsProtect the Constitution: Update privacy laws now!
List: Recently Revisited
future of 'shared networks'Open Wireless Movement
pro openness and creativityPublic Knowledge
...preserves the openness of the Internet and the public's access to knowledge, promotes creativity through balanced copyright, and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully.
towards open web standardsWebPlatform.org – Your Web, documented
(see Open Web Platform)
'record is not inspiring'There’s a big hole in the ad-industry privacy initiative. It’s called Facebook.
to help find missing childrenNotfound.org – "Make better use of your 404-page."
'What people are saying'NoHomophobes.com
Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?
'out-of-copyright works'The Public Domain Review
overview of 3 initiativesClass Central
A complete list of free online courses offered by Stanford's Coursera, MIT and Harvard led edX (MITx HardvardX BerkeleyX), and Udacity
'state of the Web'The Web Index
Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world's first multi-dimensional measure of the Web's growth, utility and impact on people and nations...
ToS;DRTerms of Service; Didn't Read by Unhosted
"I have read and agree to the Terms" is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.
Related: Open Notice
'a free and open Internet'Declaration of Internet Freedom
to 'celebrate and honor'June 8th is World Oceans Day
Oh, never mind!Politwoops - Deleted tweets from politicians
Sure, we all tweet things we don't mean to share, but now politicians have no way to hide them. Discover tweets that your politicians shared and then promptly deleted.
opt-out helperNetwork Advertising Initiative
Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising
Who built this puppy?Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.
'recycle responsibly'Recycle it Right
Guide To Recycling Your Electronics
Your best option is to use a recycler who is part of the "e-Steward" network; they don't export to developing nations, and they follow other high standards. Many also will reuse and refurbish equipment.
'more of what matters'Center for a New American Dream
We work with individuals, institutions, businesses, and communities to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, support community engagement, and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed.
'magnet for privacy complaints'A New Year for Privacy: The PRC Launches Online Complaint Center
'when copyrights expire'
'contributing to the platform'Move The Web Forward | Guide to getting involved with standards and browser development
#OWS poster artPosters from the #Occupy movement - occuprint
'forced labor' surveySlavery Footprint
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.
'opening up education'OpenClassroom
[Free computer science classes online]
Stanford Engineering professors are offering three of the school's most popular computer science courses for free online this fall, and at the same time launching an experiment that could transform the way online education is delivered...
'remember. reflect. renew.'
honoring users' privacy prefsMozilla Publishes Developer Guide on DNT
Introduction to Do Not Track
Open Web vs. Native APIsIntroducing WebAPI
'Fighting Hunger Worldwide'WFP | United Nations World Food Programme
'making text readable'Contrast Rebellion - to hell with low-contrast fonts!
Down with the Contrast Rebellion
medical humanitarian org.
educating the public100 Years of Sex
What is the best STD poster of the past century?
empowering paralyzed artistsEyeWriter Initiative
today is...Day Against DRM - May 4th, 2011
The Day Against DRM is an opportunity to unite a wide range of projects, public interest organizations, web sites and individuals in an effort to raise public awareness to the danger of technology that requires users to give-up control of their computers or that restricts access to digital data and media.
'Free Wiki World Map'OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.
OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.
a manifestoDon't Make Me Steal
free 'high quality ebooks'Project Gutenberg
'Why should I care?'The Open Internet: A Case for Net Neutrality
public domain digitization inititativeOpen Music Archive
'here at home'Stop the Internet Blacklist!
Update 9/30/10 - Related:
Victory: Internet Censorship Bill is Delayed, For Now
promoting 'data rights'
DataPortability.org - Share and remix data using open standards
'the transparency movement'Making Government Transparent and Accountable - SunlightFoundation.com [Disarranging Mine]
'Global Peace Index'Vision of Humanity
be 'Proactively Nice'Operation NICE
Don't you love it when people go out of their way to be nice? Like when someone waits to hold the door for you. Or when a stranger waves you into a line a traffic. Or even when a coworker shoots you a friendly smile along with a "have a nice day." If everyone was a little bit nicer to the folks they encountered each day, perhaps the world would be a more pleasant place. Operation NICE was initiated to remind you that a little NICE goes a long way.
materials for teachersTeaching Tolerance – "dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children"
a question worth askingWhy Are iPad Factory Workers Killing Themselves?
List: Various Web Initiatives
'to promote global awareness'SocialDocumentary.net (some commercial content)
'should be yours to control'iPad is iBad for freedom
DRM is used by Apple to restrict users' freedom in a variety of ways, including blocking installation of software that comes from anywhere except the official Application Store, and regulating every use of movies downloaded from iTunes. Apple furthermore claims that circumventing these restrictions is a criminal offense, even for purposes that are permitted by copyright law.
Related: Is Apple Evil?
re: government-imposed censorshipThe Great Australian Internet Blackout
net neutrality, privacy & securityCenter for Democracy & Technology | Keeping the Internet Open, Innovative and Free
'free and open Web'World Wide Web Foundation
Advance the Web. Empower People.
We envision a Web that empowers all people, including billions excluded today, by providing new opportunities for creativity, collaboration, teaching, learning, enterprise and a better life. To reach this goal, the Web Foundation will put the power of the Web into the hands of people around the world through effective, high-impact programs.
raising awarenessTransition Towns
[Social Design Notes]
environmental documentary projectWaterlife (Flash)
big cable hates competitionSave NC Broadband.com
environment-related programsPBS Video: Earth Day
'thinking outside the box'EDAR – "Everyone Deserves A Roof"
public domain audiobooksLibriVox – "acoustical liberation of books in the public domain"
government 'filtering' (2)Net firms rebuff filtering plan
Australian government plans to filter net use have been rebuffed by local internet service providers (ISPs).
government 'filtering'No Clean Feed - Stop Internet Censorship in Australia
[Everything on the Internet is true]
'review and comment'PublicMarkup.org – "an ongoing experiment in preparing legislation more inclusively by opening bills to online, public review"
connect with natureNWF Green Hour (see NatureFind)
supporting net neutralitySave the Internet
'technology solving problems'World Community Grid
'say it loud'tights are not pants
out to set a world recordSpread Firefox | Download Day 2008
re: Internet RadioSave Our Internet Radio
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