So I proposed to turn this accident into a feature, making NO badges on purpose. But the idea was not very well welcomed by the team who argued that badges are an indispensable part of networking at conference. Laurent Haug’s blog » Blog Archive » Badges

Italy has charted its own way of belonging to Europe, struggling as few other countries do with fractured politics, uneven growth, organized crime and a tenuous sense of nationhood. In a Funk, Italy Sings an Aria of Disappointment – New York Times

Social media is supposed to make it easier for everyone to contribute and to express oneself. But a lot of people are still shut out. Citizen Media Watch » ”Let blind people and people with ADHD test-run your site”