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Using "Big Listening" and "Distributed Campaigning," Upwell Seeks a Sea-Change in Ocean Organizing

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 25 2012

Social mentions of "Shark Week" from 2010-present, courtesy Upwell

In this article, we're going to look at Upwell, a nonprofit that describes itself as "a data-driven social media PR agency" with just one client, the ocean, and just one goal: more people talking about the ocean. What it's doing with "big listening" and "distributed campaigning" is pioneering a new kind of online political organizing. Read More

PD+ This Thurs 1pm: How the Harry Potter Alliance Turns Fans Into Activists, One Muggle at a Time

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, July 25 2012

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's PDPlus teleconference with Andrew Slack, the founder of the Harry Potter Alliance--not because I'm a fan of the books, but because I'm intrigued to learn more about how you can convert ... Read More

Announcing a Flash Conference: "From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond--The Future of Networked Democracy"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 1 2011

Monday night December 12, from 6:00-8:30pm at NYU, Personal Democracy Media will present a flash conference titled, "From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond: The Future of Networked Democracy" with Ori ... Read More

Tea Party Patriots Tout Their Leader(lessness)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 23 2010

Based on an unconfirmed report on Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment site that former President Bill Clinton and James Carville are supposedly planning a dirty-tricks campaign against seven or eight top leaders of the Tea ... Read More