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Mainstream Media as Part of the Solution

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 7 2010

At Personal Democracy Forum 2010, several thinkers on the subjects of media and government said media as we know it will have to change the way it relates to government in order to contribute in the 21st-century American ... Read More

Pahlka's Vision for Accountable Citizenship

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 7 2010

Trying to wrap my head around everything that happened at Personal Democracy Forum 2010 from Thursday through the unConference on Saturday, I encountered a transcription, in my notes, from a conversation I had with Jen ... Read More

ElectionMall and Microsoft Team Up for 2010

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 4 2010

At Personal Democracy Forum 2010, ElectionMall and Microsoft announced that they have formed a strategic partnership. Read More

Pore Through Our Pdf2010 Video Archive

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 4 2010

From the conversation between Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, hacker-leaker-provocateur Julian Assange, and Personal Democracy Forum's Micah Sifry, to last night's discussion title "In Search of a Theory ... Read More

The Filter Bubble and the News You Need To Know

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 3 2010

(UPDATE: For reference, see this Wired article — thanks @jakebrewer.) At Personal Democracy Forum 2010 earlier this morning, Eli Pariser said that the increasing sophistication with which information is filtered ... Read More

You Know You're Popular When ...

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 28 2010

... Google automatically assumes people searching for you are looking for answers that might factor in to whether or not they ask you out later. Read More

Tim Berners-Lee and a Bag of 'Crisps'

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 27 2010

Yesterday, during rapid-fire keynote talks at the Gov 2.0 Expo here in Washington, D.C., Sir Tim Berners-Lee explained linked data by using a bag of potato chips from the box lunches they've been giving to us at the ... Read More

'Transparency is Not Enough'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 26 2010

This morning, danah boyd summed up the problem with the open data movement in a simple declarative statement: “Transparency alone is not the great equalizer.” Delivering a short keynote at the Gov 2.0 Expo here in ... Read More

'Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy'

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 25 2010

Seen in Judith Freeman and Cammie Croft's session at Gov 2.0 Expo on building communities online, which just started: Read More

You Can Fix Health Care ... Or Break It

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 25 2010

Michael Bean of Forio just finished explaining the usefulness of simulations for government to a not-too-crowded room at the Washington Convention here in Washington, where I am covering the Gov 2.0 Expo. "The idea for ... Read More