Monthly Archives: September 2005

A Lost Social Capital Opportunity?

Briefly, I thought there might be an opportunity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for America to generate a huge amount of bridging social capital, as people with financial resources (enoguh to have a spare suite or apartment) offered assistance … Continue reading

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Mapping America’s Generosity

We at the UM School of Information, with extraordinary help from people around the country, have been burning the midnight oil the past week, and have now launched a very cool interface to the many offers of housing that people … Continue reading

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Resistance to Private Housing Matches for People Displaced by Katrina

Here’s a story about a flashpoint in the central control versus distributed self-organization drama that’s been playing out in many ways throughout society in recent years, enabled at least in part by the Internet. There are many websites where people … Continue reading

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