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My mom was a bright high school student in the 1950s at Derby High School, she often found herself one of the few girls in upper-level science and math classes. Her family couldn’t afford to send her off to college but with a small family loan she was able to enroll and then eventually graduate from Wesley Nursing School in Wichita. In those days these two-year programs had students living on premise, taking classes, and effectively interning all at same time.
My mother Jessie died on January 3rd, thankfully in peace with my sister by her side. Lea and I had been with her most of the last few days, myself seeing her just a few hours before she left. Mom was admitted into the hospital on the 30th for breathing issues (non-Covid related) and never fully recovered. She was 80 years old.
Jessie Kemp Ruddle McCamon of Topeka, Kansas died peacefully on January 3 with her daughter by her side. Her two children Mike and Lea had been with her during the final days of her life after being admitted into the hospital on the 30th for health issues (non-Covid related). She was 80 years old.
How did you find this article? When it comes to the latest news, where did you go to find it?
I’ve done a fair amount of research on the velocity of messages on social media. My goal was to efficiently leverage and in some cases, game sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, to raise awareness for the international water crisis. Much of what I saw helps explain how machine-curated news and social media have changed what we know and when we know it but has also pushed us into our own black hole of agreeable viewpoints.
Every movement needs an online presence. A place to tell their story, their action plan, and how to connect and organize around the cause. Historically, the online world provided a safe haven to do all this, and recruit new supporters to your work. But that all changed. Activists are not technologists and without changes we’re in deep trouble.