Code is all around us

What do we think about when we think about “code?” Many of us think something like this: Alien. Intimidating. Gobbledygook. Maybe even vaguely sinister, like The Matrix. Something that says: this is not for you. Whereas, for the Mozilla Webmaker project and our Summer Campaign to teach the world to code, we want people to imagine code more like this: …

Crowdsourcing the State of the Union

Mozilla partners with public media to empower citizen engagement in U.S. election coverage Tuesday’s State of the Union Address from U.S. President Barack Obama will include something special: crowdsourced captions and subtitles provided by everyday citizens around the world. Using new web tools from Mozilla and the Participatory Culture Foundation, participants will transcribe and translate the President’s speech into dozens …

Who owns “you” online?

There’s a battle going on for your online soul. 2012 will be a year where the good guys take some important steps forward in that battle. Mitchell Baker and Ben Adida‘s posts on online identity and what Mozilla is doing to empower users are important reading for anyone who cares about where the web is headed. As Mitchell notes, all …