Every 60 seconds on the Internet (part II)

Alice in Wonderland

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As we discussed in yesterday’s post, dear Alice (of Wonderland) found it difficult to swallow the notion that the White Queen in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass pondered the impossible on a regular basis.  Given the incredible year that was 2011, it is only fitting that we wrap up with the second of two posts about the most amazing things that happen ever 60 seconds on the Internet.   Continue reading

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Every 60 seconds on the Internet (part I)

Alice in Wonderland 2010695,000

In Lewis Carroll’s fantasy novella Through the Looking-Glass Alice has a most curious conversation with the White Queen (as well as the White King who never seemed to make it into Tim Burton’s 2010 film version) about believing in the impossible:   Continue reading

Kiva

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I’ll admit it right up front.  I am a huge fan of Kiva Microfunds (commonly known as Kiva) and have been a lender there for a number of years.   Continue reading

Locavesting meets Kiva

Locavesting meets Kiva || “Kiva City: Using Microloans To Revitalize Small Businesses In Struggling American Cities” http://ow.ly/6p0c6

There’s a lot of great stuff one could say about Kiva and being an active micro-lender through their service myself, I’m ecstatic that they’ve started to look at some of the cities within the United States that have fallen on hard economic times.  Yesterday Kiva announced that they were opening their doors to entrepreneurs in Detroit and New Orleans.  Check out the two videos below for more information – including an excellent introduction to the program by the 42nd President of the United States, William “Bill” Clinton.