Cities are getting wealthier, whiter, and more segregated
Income Segregation in America, Chicago Magazine, http://www.
Thomas B Fordham Institute, http://edexcellence.
Daniel Kay Hertz, Watch Chicago’s Middle Class Vanish Before Your Very Eyes, http://danielkayhertz.
Meanwhile, the suburbs are getting more diverse
“Seven of the ten most diverse
neighborhoods in America are suburban.
None of them are in the evolving, creative-
class city and inner suburban districts that
many of us normally think of as undergoing
change. Taken as a whole, average home
values in the ten are slightly higher than
those in other neighborhoods, and the most
diverse are growing faster and their home
prices are increasing somewhat faster that
in other neighborhoods. Visually, they
strike me as very middle class, though their
settings range from beautiful to drab. They
look like America.”
Kaid Benfield, NRDC Switchboard http://switchboard.nrdc.
● About three in four (74%) teens ages 12-17 say they access the internet
on cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices at least occasionally.
● One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users — far more than the
15% of adults who are cell-mostly. Among teen smartphone owners,
half are cell-mostly.
● Older girls are especially likely to be cell-mostly internet users; 34% of
teen girls ages 14-17 say they mostly go online using their cell phone,
compared with 24% of teen boys ages 14-17. This is notable since boys
and girls are equally likely to be smartphone owners.
● Among older teen girls who are smartphone owners, 55% say they use
the internet mostly from their phone.
Pew Teens and Technology 2013
"It used to be that there was lots of time, but
the information was limited. You would go
to the library, it might take a while, but
that's where all the information was. Now,
it's just the opposite. Information is
everywhere, but nobody has any time.
The rules have changed."
One Piece of Advice:
“Companies are valued
less for their success than
for the their ability to
adapt and change.”
-Tom Kelley, The Ten Faces of Innovation
glory in living lies
not in never
but in rising every
time we fall.”
― Nelson Mandela
“The results suggest that Wikipedia articles in this sample scored
higher altogether in each of the three languages, and fared
particularly well in categories of accuracy and references. As the
report notes, the English Wikipedia fared well in this sample against
Encyclopaedia Britannica in terms of accuracy, references and overall
judgement, with little differences between the two on style and
overall quality score. Similar results were found when comparing
Wikipedia articles in Spanish to Enciclonet. In Arabic, Mawsoah and
Arab Encyclopaedia articles scored higher on style than Wikipedia, but
no significant differences were found on accuracy, references,
overall judgment and overall quality score.”
Seven years after Nature, pilot study compares Wikipedia favorably to other encyclopedias in three
languages by Daria Taraborelli, August 2 2012. http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/08/02/seven-years-after-
Encyclopedia Britannica Vs. Wikipedia
Britannica's goal is to become THE ironclad
definitive source. Wikipedia can just
document the change in how information
The real story is less about accuracy and
more about documenting change.
Learning from each other is not
new. This is what the college
experience is all about.
“Every day, we collectively
produce millions of books’
worth of writing. Globally we
send 154.6 billion emails, more
than 400 million tweets, and
over 1 million blog posts and
around 2 million blog comments
on WordPress. On Facebook, we
post about 16 billion words.
Altogether, we compose some
3.6 trillion words every day on
email and social media — the
equivalent of 36 million books.*
(The entire US Library of
Congress, by comparison, holds
around 23 million books.)”
- Clive Thompson
From Geeks to Mainstream
‘Twenty years ago, “jacking in” to the Internet provided an escape for boyd from the social trials of high
school life. According to her book, teenagers today use social network sites to do just the opposite: to
supplement their physical social activity with photos, videos and conversations. In this way, teens are doing
what they’ve always been doing: hanging out in the socially designated “cool” place. Adults disturbed by the
gravitational tug of social media on teens may be comforted to know it’s the virtual equivalent of the
previous generation’s mall food court.’
- The Kids (Are Still) Alright by Emily Alhadeff. http://www.microsoft.com/en-
“Rather than get anxious
about kids and technology,
let’s get anxious about kids
who are struggling. It’s
about being conscientious
not just about our own
children, but about the
communities we live in.”
Meridian Library Detroit Public Library, HYPE Makerspace
Assume they have opinions and are vocal. Collaborate.
“Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly
doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s
librarians are ambitious bakers: 'You like the jelly doughnut? I’
ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too.
My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid.” -John Green
Schaumburg Township District Library