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10 Things Cory Booker Has Done Thus Far on His Trip to Silicon Valley

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 10 2011

Photo by Jason Pollock // caption: "Here's Mayor @CoryBooker doing an intv. for @PiersMorgan at @Twitter's HQ." Read More

What Are the Costs, and Benefits, of Networked Giving?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 20 2010

Over on the New York Times, Stephanie Strom digs into the new suite of networked charitable giving platforms like Jumo, Facebook Causes, and Causecast. Is there added value in blending a networked, social approach to ... Read More

Facebook Causes Does Pretty Well for Itself

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 18 2010

Justin Timberlake's -- ehem, excuse me, Sean Parker's Facebook Causes start-up, co-founded with partner Joe Green, has just wrapped a $9 million round of funding, reports Bloomberg News: Read More

Changes at Change.org: A Media Hub for Social Action

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 11 2008

Is it possible to build a successful web portal and community hub around issues and activism? So far, no one has succeeded in this quest, though there a lot of people trying and one could argue that sites as diverse as ... Read More

Despite Negative Press, Facebook Is a Powerful Agent for Social Change

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 24 2008

(This story was originally published on AlterNet and is crossposted with the permission of the excellent folks over there. -- Nancy) As an organizing tool, Facebook has had a couple of ugly weeks of late. Students at ... Read More

Joe Green on Project Agape and Online Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 6 2007

[Yesterday, I spent an hour on the phone with Joe Green, co-founder of Project Agape, a still-partially-in-stealth start-up that is developing political social networking tools and platforms. It launched with a major new ... Read More