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Tuesday Sweep: 19 December 2017

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Your weekly reminder to back up your data, update software and otherwise pay attention to your digital environment. (Oh, and to go to the CRASH Space meeting…)

Feeling defeated over NetNeutrality? Shake it off. Don’t be troubled. Be trouble. (Shout out to John Lewis’ “Good Trouble“). Time to be the pebble in the shoe of the cable companies. Lets make legislation instead of regulation. Call state and local lawmakers. Here are some new scripts. I care about NetNeutrality, not because of some silly price bump to Netflix, but because of the voices and services that get disappeared when monopolies take over.  I care about senior officials at government agencies that knowingly lie. We can still build a safer fairer internet.

Jump in Here

  • Welcome. If you haven’t been following along, it’s okay. You’re not behind, you’re just where you are.
  • I highly recommend the coach tool at the Crash Override Network has a great step by step break down for many of the same introductory steps we did here. There’s a new one on the street: https://securityplanner.org Haven’t used it but it comes recommended by people I trust.
  • Feeling more ambitious? Review the list of OneThing articles and pick one to catch up on.

Sweep

The basics.

Learn

Where do you scan for news?

Reflect

Feeling dumb or stupid about how not-l33t you are? Angsting over some silly thing you “know better than to do.” Stop. That isn’t useful. Regret is only of use if it prompts an actual change in behavior. Maybe it’s NOT you that sucks. Could be it’s the technology and you could come up with a fix that would help lots of people. Look forward and make a plan.

Engage

We are a community. You are a welcome part of it.

  •  Did you learn something cool in your sweep? Make something? Share it!
  • Speak up
  • Give
  • Show up at CRASH Space tonight!
Share.

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I make things that do stuff. The best, though, is teaching others to do the same. Founder of @crashspacela Alum of @ITP_NYU

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