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First POST: Bubbling

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 29 2015

Social media is for news (in case you didn't already know); glimpses into our bright, shiny future; also, Bernie Sanders expected to announce his run soon; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Bad Boys

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 26 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Understanding the Internet's role in the ongoing Republican crack-up; Cory Booker's Twitter flirtations; how email has changed your workplace for the better; and much, much more. Read More

Worth Watching: Pariser, Vaidhyanathan, Morozov and Weisberg On Whether the Internet is Closing Our Minds

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, April 18 2012

They say that anyone who knows what's good for him will avoid arguing on the Internet.

But what of arguing about the Internet?

That's what four net-centric thinkers — MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, "Googlization of Everything" author Siva Vaidhyanathan, Slate's Jacob Weisberg and "Net Delusion" author Evgeny Morozov — did Tuesday at an Oxford-style debate organized by Intelligence Squared U.S. and held here in New York. At issue: "When it Comes to Politics, The Internet is Closing Our Minds.”

Pariser — author of "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You" — and Vaidhyanathan argued in favor and won by moving 25 percent of attendees over to their position.

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Eben Moglen Says a Decentralized Internet is Key for a Democratic Future

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 5 2011

In the Guardian, Eben Moglen writes that the press-as-institution is doomed, and seems to argue that the continuation of democracy depends on a decentralized Internet built on free software: Now, the vast interconnection ... Read More

At TED, Eli Pariser Warns of the Dangers of the Filter Bubble

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 2 2011

There's a fascinating moment in Steven Levy's generally fascinating new book "In the Plex" where, a few years back, early Google leader Marissa Mayer distills for agitated Google designers why their work on a ... Read More