Podcast 1711: Pocket Democracy and Bridging the Digital Divide With MeshNet

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Sheri Kam is our social media expert and she joins us today as a special cohost.  Pocket Democracy is a catchy name for something that has been around the Internet for a while:Applications that keep you connected with what is going on in politics and, more importantly, gives  you a voice in your elected representatives ear.

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Adam Longwill, Exec. Dir.

Meta Mesh bridges the Digital Divide through the use of novel wireless solutions wherever they are needed. Meta Mesh, a 501c3 non-profit is mostly known for building the PittMesh Community Wireless Network in its hometown of Pittsburgh. This network now boasts over sixty locations providing open public Internet access. Each device is connected to one another either physically or over the Internet, creating a city-wide Intranet that can be used any time but is especially useful when Internet access is disrupted. Meta Mesh uses open-source technology with all configurations listed on their website, MetaMesh.org.

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Show Notes

Hour 2: Answering Listener Questions



We are delighted to be able to answer listener questions during our show live on our flagship station, WJR 760 AM Detroit. Cal Carson is on the road with skating competitions.  Gary Baker is in the Caribbean collecting his boat while Ed Rudel and Foster Braun are at home along with Sheri Kam holding down the fort and answering questions from our studios in the Fisher Building.

If you would like to have us answer your questions, please send us your inquiries through the Contact Us form at the top right hand corner of our homepage or through the Comment Section at the bottom of the Show Notes right next to the podcast download button.

We love to hear from you and have a wealth of information about Mac systems (Cal), Windows OS (Ed, Gary and Shane) and Social Media sites (Sheri Kam).


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