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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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Recently The Verge published a special article about Pocket Democracy apps where you will find links to some of the applications that Sheri talks about, particularly Countable.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”3″][vc_column_text]


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,

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