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The early internet created a place for trans youth to find one another and explore coming out

Jun. 22, 2021 4:21 pm

The early internet created a place for trans youth to find one another and explore coming out

No, trans identify is not a social media fad, writes this gender studies scholar. Here's how bulletin board systems, email lists and GeoCities pages played a role in forming an LGBTQ community on the web.
A year after George Floyd’s murder, have company racial justice promises been kept?

May 25, 2021 4:23 pm

A year after George Floyd’s murder, have company racial justice promises been kept?

2020's Black Lives Matter protests brought about a sweep of corporate DEI pledges and funding commitments for racial equity. Are local tech companies following through?
3 ways communities can help underrepresented founders succeed

May 19, 2021 3:14 pm

3 ways communities can help underrepresented founders succeed

Business leaders from Philly, Detroit and D.C. discussed ways to boost support and access during Introduced by Technical.ly 2021. For one: Reimagining what a city is known for can lead to pivots and new opportunity.
Tell us: Who’s building technology for the common good, and is it working?

May 5, 2021 4:00 pm

Tell us: Who’s building technology for the common good, and is it working?

In May 2021 — Tech for the Common Good Month of our editorial calendar — look for check-ins on early-pandemic data projects, profiles of technologists working in civic tech, stories on social entrepreneurship trends and more.
Is VC funding for women getting any better?

Apr. 1, 2021 5:17 pm

Is VC funding for women getting any better?

In April 2021 — Funding Women Founders Month — look for data dives, startup check-ins, founder and investor profiles, and stories on venture capital trends with gender equity in mind.
No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities

Feb. 19, 2021 1:37 pm

No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities

Internet access is emerging as a new and troublesome determinant of health, particularly for under-resourced communities and aging populations, say these researchers.
Comcast is doubling Internet Essentials speeds. The move comes amid ongoing digital equity initiatives — and calls to do more

Feb. 2, 2021 4:12 pm

Comcast is doubling Internet Essentials speeds. The move comes amid ongoing digital equity initiatives — and calls to do more

The comms giant raised speeds of its service for low-income customers. Coming amid a pandemic, it raises the questions: Is it enough? And what is Comcast's responsibility to solve the digital divide?
Where do technologists find community these days?

Jan. 5, 2021 2:02 pm

Where do technologists find community these days?

Months into all-remote-everything, we checked in with a handful of tech pros and event organizers around the mid-Atlantic about how they're continuing to connect with and learn from their peers.
How can the private sector be harnessed to reform the criminal justice system?

Dec. 2, 2020 2:03 pm

How can the private sector be harnessed to reform the criminal justice system?

On the challenges of nonprofit, policy, private-sector and other proposed solutions to lessening the harmful effects of the U.S. criminal justice system — and the case for a new model.
What does workforce development look like in a recession?

Nov. 6, 2020 1:11 pm

What does workforce development look like in a recession?

For Workforce Development Month, Technical.ly reporters will dive deeper into IT training programs, upskilling, tech apprenticeships, pipeline diversity efforts and the like.

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