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Silicon Valley Isn't a Meritocracy

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In a cultural context where idealists have linked social media to democracy, egalitarianism, and participation, the tech scene in Silicon Valley considers itself to be exceptional.

Supporters speak glowingly of a singularly meritocratic environment where innovative entrepreneurs disrupt fusty old industries and facilitate sweeping social change.

But if the tech scene is really a meritocracy, why are so many of its key players, from Mark Zuckerberg to Steve Jobs, white men?

If entrepreneurs are born, not made, why are there so many programs attempting to create entrepreneurs?

If tech is truly game-changing, why are old-fashioned capitalism and the commodification of personal information never truly questioned?

Silicon Valley Isn't a Meritocracy. And It's Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Re-packaging Distributed Energy

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Maximizing the advantages of renewable energy.
Nocart offers solutions for small power plants. The Nocart Power Generation Unit can be connected with multiple different types of power units, such as wind turbines and solar panels.
Our system is an economical and reliable choice for any conditions in the field of renewable energy. 
Installations can be found from farms, industrial estates and even developing countries’ village communities.
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BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Seven tips to get your smartphone pictures on the news

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User-generated content (UGC) video is making a big impact on BBC News programs. More and more people around the world have access to smartphones with ever greater video capability.

News crews can’t be everywhere, so inevitably there are times when your video is the best - or only - material we have to illustrate an important story.

Historic, I know, but when that aircraft in trouble was the Air France Concorde that crashed on take-off in Paris in 2000 the event was dramatically captured on video by the passenger of a nearby lorry.

BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Seven tips to get your smartphone pictures on the news