Saturday, March 20, 2010

#GoogleHaven 3/19/2010 Committee Meeting

Aldon used his new N900 to shoot some video of our meeting. This is a fantastic way to make sure we capture all the discussion and points!

Thanks for posting this on QIK!


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Monday, March 15, 2010

GoogleHaven Story on WTNH

Check out the great story Chris Velardi put together on our grass roots campaign!

Lots going on and many residents and local businesses stepping up to lend a hand. We have on-line videos being developed, street teams hanging ...fliers in neighborhoods, major media coverage in both TV and print media. And all the hard work of the #GoogleHaven committee to get the word out to local businesses and organizations.

We are almost at the 400-mark on our facebook group and DOUBLED our sign-ups through in one day! The message is getting out and people are engaged and excited.

I love it. Keep it up, we have less then two weeks to show Google how important this is to us.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

We Want New Haven to be a Google Haven

Andre Yap's post this morning is a fantastic summary of what the #GoogleHaven Committee's focus will be over the next two weeks. We are using a 'no gimmicks' direct approach that will show Google why they should pick New Haven for the Google Fiber Project.

Here is our plan:
  1. Focus on getting a representative for business and community organizations to fill out the long form ( through targeted direct outreach over the next few weeks.
  2. Drive the rest of the community to the short form at

This will allow the arts, education, technology, nonprofit and business organizations to vote on behalf of their group and include more detail that will help our case with Google while at the same time allowing a simple way for the general public to sign up and show their support through the short form on This URL is also easy enough to remember as you talk it up around town.

How can you help?

Saturday, March 06, 2010

How to Hide FarmVille, Mafia Wars and Any Other Application In Facebook

FarmVille and Mafia Wars are HUGELY popular on Facebook. It seems that half of my friends are literally addicted! I was finding that their updates in my live news feed was getting pretty overwhelming so I found an easy way to get rid of them.

Here are the steps:
1. Mouse over the posting that you no longer want to see
2. Click the 'Hide' link in the upper right hand corner
3. When the menu comes up click the center button to hide.
4. Enjoy a cleaner Facebook news feed :)

I put together a quick screen cast to show the steps above in action:

Bring Google Fiber To New Haven -

Today's New Haven Register has a great article on how Google is looking for a city to install ultra-high-speed gigabit internet.
Communities around the US are competing to get Google's attention.
It would be FANTASTIC if New Haven was chosen!

How can you help???

1. Join the Facebook group
2. Follow the SeeClickFix Case
3. Sign up on the City's Google Fiber site (going live Monday March 8th) Live!
4. Sign the Google Community Interest form
5. Most importantly - Spread the word! Tell your friends. Talk it up at work. Tweet it up! has been set up to be a clearing house of information to bring New Haven together. The application is due 3/26/2010 so we only have a few weeks to rally the community. We can do this!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

AUTISM AWARENESS DAY Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10 AM – Noon Hartford CT

Families and Friends of the ASD Community, come to the Capitol for our 5th annual… 


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

10 AM – Noon

The Capitol Building

210 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 

  Come have breakfast with us and meet  your legislators.  Let them know your concerns, and at the same time, support your parent advocates on their mission of improving the lives of all people with ASD in Connecticut.

The morning will include speakers from the autism community as well as legislators.  Be sure to MARK your calendar for April 7th.  We need your support! 

For further information, call Lois Rosenwald at ASRC,

203 265-7717. 

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