Kara Swisher

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Holiday Giving: An Online Guide

Don’t miss this Wall Street Journal story on finding charity information on the Web as you are contemplating your annual giving.

Money quote: “Over the past couple of years, the nonprofit watchdogs that help donors have added more information to their sites, and they’ve increased the number of organizations they follow. Moreover, information about thousands of charities–including Internal Revenue Service returns and governance details–is now available free on the Web.”

See this chart below for some information on charity watchdog groups (click on the image to make it bigger):

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work