Personal Democracy Plus Our premium content network. LEARN MORE You are not logged in. LOG IN NOW >

How to Find Local Email Lists of Interest: GroupsNearYou.com Launches

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 4 2008

The amazingly productive e-democracy hackers at mySociety.org have rolled out their latest deviously simple web service, GroupsNearYou.com. Read More

Obama's Million Donors: Why They're Important

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, March 1 2008

Sometime today, I presume, the Obama campaign will reveal its total fundraising haul for the month of February, and everyone will go gaga. Whatever the actual number--$35 million is the low estimate (which would match ... Read More

Conference(s) Calling

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 28 2008

The conference season is heating up, and while we're not at TED or BIL or FRED*, Andrew, Josh and I will be busy over the next few weeks. Here are some highlights, including Politics Online, ETech, Freedom-to-Connect, ... Read More

Conference(s) Calling

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 28 2008

The conference season is heating up, and while we're not at TED or BIL or FRED*, Andrew, Josh and I will be busy over the next few weeks. Here are some highlights, including Politics Online, ETech, Freedom-to-Connect, ... Read More

Nader/Gravel Ticket? Id Meets Superego [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 28 2008

Ralph Nader is announcing his Vice Presidential running mate today at noon, an unorthodox move to some, but required due to the onerous rules regarding petitioning for ballot access in many states. I predict he will pick ... Read More

How YouTube is Replacing the Soundbite with the Soundblast

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley writes that "Debates give candidates a chance to break loose of YouTube-ification and speak for themselves at length." She couldn't be more wrong about YouTube. Read More

How YouTube is Replacing the Soundbite with the Soundblast

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley writes that "Debates give candidates a chance to break loose of YouTube-ification and speak for themselves at length." She couldn't be more wrong about YouTube. Read More

William F. Buckley, 1926-2008

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

Relive the 1968 Buckley v Vidal debate, via the magic of YouTube. Read More

William F. Buckley, 1926-2008

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

Relive the 1968 Buckley v Vidal debate, via the magic of YouTube. Read More

Nader Again: A Snare and a Delusion

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 26 2008

Ralph Nader is running for president, again. But he has a problem: he doesn't understand the web as well as the web understands him. Message to Ralph: It's not the 1970s any more. It's not even the 1990s any more. Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed wednesday >

In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

GO

More