This week in PopTech: Wrong assumptions, lively exchanges and creative coders


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.

  • My work speaks to audiences that, demographically speaking, are the future of the county: the young and the racially diverse.” This week we featured activist Erica Williams (PopTech 2009) in our 6 questions with... series. 
  • Thanks to Eli Pariser (PopTech 2010) and Sinan Aral (2010 Science Fellow) for kicking off our inaugural Lively Exchange. This week's live chat conversation focused on how personalization of the Internet impacts the information we consume online. Miss it? Here's the transcript.
  • 2009 PopTech Fellow Nigel Waller launched Movirtu to provide virtual mobile phone services to people earning less than two dollars a day. This week Movirtu rolled out a Cloud Phone aimed at low-income users: the organization's first market is Madagascar with others following shortly.

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Image: Alex Barros

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