We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Opt-Out Required to Prevent Your Yahoo! Mail Contacts From Being Used for Social Network

from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. This is only for Yahoo users, as I am, and are concerned about privacy issues. There are some changes to Yahoo that will be happening soon that will share information about you automatically with others unless you opt out. They show you how to opt out.