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Mint.com aggregates financial data, and uses that data to suggest businesses, services, and offers that might be beneficial to you. Using this model, businesses that are doing social good could be recommended as replacements for those that are not.

Mint.com aggregates financial data, and uses that data to suggest businesses, services, and offers that might be beneficial to you. Using this model, businesses that are doing social good could be recommended as replacements for those that are not.

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Duncan commented on Leveraging Technology in High Urban Traffic Settings

Hi, Austin! Another form of technology often used by municipalities at high-congestion points is CCTV cameras, which certainly create a lot of passionate discussion. How do you think these differ in terms of value for the community, value for passerby, and value for the municipality?

My initial thoughts are that this form of technology may result in a feeling of empowerment to create positive change within a community and safety for yourself versus a CCTV camera would create a feeling of wrong-doing must already be happening, and could result in a sort of self-fulfilling prophesy issue.

Also, I have heard that those who live by CCTV cameras after a while develop a sort of blindness to them. Do you think that this would be the same issue for touchscreen devices such as those above? If so, what do you think could be done to both maintain positive awareness about the devices, and also decrease the issue of social stigma for using the devices?

Have a nice day. :)

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Duncan commented on P-CYCLE : The Urine Diverting Porta Potty Prototype

Things brings in an entirely different area of study into play than I had previously considered. For myself, I rephrased your question of how might we "protect women while also improving the environment" to how might we improve the environment while also protecting women. In my visual-minded-self that helps to put the idea in my head that environmental solutions could have an impact on women's safety, versus women's safety could have an environmental solution attached.

And now my mind is teeming with other tangental lines of thinking: physical, environmental, and social environments; visual, tactile, and auditory environments; similar, novel, and schema-based environments.

Thanks for getting my mind churning, Michelle!

Have a nice day. :)

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Duncan commented on cuff dot io

A modern version of LifeAlert (http://www.lifealert.com/) with a story that makes it more safety-oriented versus age-oriented.

Aditi, you said that this looks very promising to you as a girl - any chance you could elaborate? What specific aspects of this product appeal to you, and why? Is it the connection to those within your Cuff network, the ease at which you can alert someone to your location, that Cuff can be almost be hidden, yet still easily accessible?

Have a nice day. :)