Benevity: Microsoft, Nike Matching Donations

Microsoft and Nike will now match contributions for any Microsoft or Nike employee who donates to a refugee through Humanwire. If you are part of a corporation with a giving fund, let us know, we’d love to get your company signed up! If your company is part registered with Benevity, chances are, you’re already approved … Continue reading Benevity: Microsoft, Nike Matching Donations


Humanwire Interface Design 2.0

Today we are happy to announce the interface designs for the next iteration of the Humanwire website have been completed! We took everything we’ve learned to date and worked closely with Human Design in Boulder (Humans unite!) to re-imagine the site from ground-up. Working with Human Design has been an incredible opportunity, we are so … Continue reading Humanwire Interface Design 2.0


Tent To Home in Greece Receives $45,000 Grant

Today we are happy to announce Humanwire’s Tent to Home Initiative received a $45,000 grant to further our mission of integrating refugees stranded in Greece, into society. The anonymous donor who wishes to go by the name of Gordon had enough of the political backlash in the United States against refugees and immigrants and wanted … Continue reading Tent To Home in Greece Receives $45,000 Grant


The StoryMen Podcast: On Refugees with Andrew Baron of Humanwire

“Andrew Baron, co-founder and CEO of Humanwire gives us an inside look at the global refugee crisis. Humanwire is his innovative solution to connect real people on both sides – those who want to help and those who need it. PLUS, the StoryMen adopt a refugee family. Listen for details on how you can join … Continue reading The StoryMen Podcast: On Refugees with Andrew Baron of Humanwire



Sumaiyyah (20) fled Myanmar with her family in August of 1995 at the age of just three months.

One of over a hundred-and-fifty-thousand refugees from Myanmar (Burma) inside of Malaysia, Sumaiyyah is confined by tight laws restricting her ability to work, attend public school or move freely around the country.

She said she yearns to travel but has lived her entire life stateless with no country willing to accept her as a citizen.

Education is extremely important to Sumaiyyah. She has achieved the equivalent of a secondary school education provided by a local non-profit and helps to engage her three younger siblings similarly.

Her father, Said Alam (40), is the family’s only wage earner. Employed as an undocumented manual laborer in a furniture shop, Said earns $280 USD per month, $128 of which goes towards rent. Sumaiyyah said she worries about her father’s untreated health concerns and is especially worried about her mother, Shariah (35), who is expecting, but has no access to healthcare.

Beyond mere subsistence, and beyond the desire for health, education and travel, another one of Sumaiyyah’s greatest desires is a bicycle for her sister, Nor Azizah (6). Nor Azizah has wanted a bicycle for a “very, very long time”.



The State of Ello

The State of Ello

Yesterday I saw the three founders of Ello speak here in Boulder at the ATLAS Institute on the CU Campus: Paul Budnitz (CEO), Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr (Designers). They spent about an hour going over the history of Ello and explained where they are today.

They revealed many key points about their thinking which I had been wondering about. I’ll touch on the points that really stuck out.

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From The Creator: On The History of Comic Sans

From The Creator: On The History of Comic Sans


Interview with Peter Rojas


Interview with Peter Rojas, Creator of Engadget, Gizmodo on the next big thing for smart phones.



Banksy In New York City

For the last month I’ve been taking photos of a Banksy piece. Here you can see how it evolves over time.


The Death, Destruction & Rebirth of the Online Video Industry

I wrote a post for Tubefilter about the online video economy today. In the article I argue that YouTube has demolished the video CPM to become little more than a social media content platform, and it’s not the right stage for other types of content, like Breaking Bad for example.

What if Breaking Bad – a TV original – was released on YouTube? Do you think it would have become as impactful and influential to mainstream culture, or as big of a monetary success story? I don’t. Not at all. Check out the article to read more, it’s been getting great reviews: Click here to Read.