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People-Powered Techtonic Shift At YearlyKos

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, June 9 2006

The vibe at YearlyKos, the first-ever face-to-face convening of about 1000-1500 members and fans of the country#039s most popular political website, is very much like a summer-camp re-union among people who have never ... Read More

Unity '08: Using the Net to Build a Centrist Movement?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 31 2006

I try to not use this blog to talk about partisan politics, and I encourage the other PDF contributing editors to do the same. So, while the "Unity '08" announcement by a group of bipartisan political consultants and ... Read More

What is Cybergenic? (NetSquared Day 1, Morning Plenaries)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 31 2006

I'm at the NetSquared conference in Santa Clara, CA today and tomorrow and will do my best to blog the high points. The theme so far: More voices are joining the public conversation, disrupting and potentially ... Read More

The Senate Still Doesn't Get It

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 25 2006

The folks at the Bivings Group have done a nice survey report looking at the use of the internet in 2006 Senate campaigns, covering a total of 77 campaign committees (30 incumbents and 47 challengers). The big picture ... Read More

Notes from PDF 2006 Afternoon

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, May 15 2006

Notes from the PDF afternoon: From the "How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Blogosphere" panel, Roger L. Simon of Pajamas Media announced about the launch of "Politics Central," a new feature of his news/blog ... Read More

Eliot Spitzer Keynote at PDF2006

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, May 15 2006

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer just finished giving a rousing address on the need for universal broadband access. My favorite sound-bite: In 1934, the federal government passed the "Universal Service Act," ... Read More

PDF2006, Live-Blogging and Tagging

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, May 15 2006

I don't expect to live-blog my own conference, but with 15 minutes to show-time, I wanted to note that others are already on the case. Dina Kaplan of BlipTV has posted some video interviews she did of speakers at a ... Read More

Trends to Watch

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, May 13 2006

Style beats substance. Form tops function. Fantasy beats reality. But truth tops lies. And love beats hate. Hard not to be fascinated by the new Google Trends, which allows you to compare search patterns on several ... Read More

Elizabeth Edwards, Keynote Conversation at PDF

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 12 2006

We're pleased to announce that Elizabeth Edwards will be joining this year's Personal Democracy Forum for a keynote conversation on the Internet, politics and the future. We're very excited that she'll be joining us and ... Read More

PDF2006 Schedule is Out!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 5 2006

The detailed, minute-by-minute schedule for this year's third annual Personal Democracy Forum is now live. We've also added a bunch of exciting speakers, including Chellie Pingree, the president of Common Cause; Roger ... Read More