This week in PopTech: Pop the question and recycle your trash
Friday, February 04, 2011 UTC|
There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.
- 2010 Social Innovation Fellow Brian Elliot founded Friendfactor to unlock the power of friendship to accelerate legal freedoms for LGBT people. This week Friendfactor launched Pop the Question, a phone campaign asking Maryland legislators to support gay marriage.
- RecycleMatch, the eBay of trash, known for matching those who have waste with those who need it, took its online marketplace out of beta, unveiling several new features and services, including a reputation management system where buyers and sellers rate and respond to one another.
- Janine Benyus’ Biomimicry Institute, which takes inspiration from nature to create sustainable technologies, joined up with Discovery to publish a fascinating list of materials that emulate nature. The list includes Eben Beyer’s fungi packaging as well as inspiration from human viruses, sea cucumbers and shark skin.
- PSFK presents Future Of Real-Time featuring the work of a number of our past Fellows including Ushahidi, Project Noah, and Movirtu.
Image: William A. Bolton
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