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First POST: Elevation

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 5 2014

The White House reshuffles its tech leadership team; why Twitter shouldn't adopt algorithmic curation; the tech industry money backing Tim Wu; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Kicking Off

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 3 2014

The latest from the Ukraine-Russia crisis, filtered through social media; PandoDaily's continued war on Pierre Omidyar and his First Look Media; how Twitter won the Oscar's; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Not Psyched

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 12 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer offer their responses to the NSA revelations; the "tech intellectuals" get their academic review; educational technology moves in on public schools; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Connections

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 12 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The connection between Edward Snowden and Jeff Bezos; how Moore's Law is destroying privacy; responses to Obama's Friday press conference; Twitter's new #PAC; and much, much more. Read More

Next PdPlus Call: Jeff Jarvis on Publicness, Privacy and the Future of the Web

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 30 2011

We're looking forward to our next Personal Democracy Plus conference call on Thursday December 8 at 1pm ET, which will be with longtime PdF friend and prolific blogger, author and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis. We'll ... Read More

Morozov and Jarvis Clash Over 'Public Parts'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 17 2011

Evgeny Morozov guns for Jeff Jarvis in a review of his new book, Public Parts. From The New Republic, here's Morozov: Why are we so obsessed with privacy? Jarvis blames rapacious privacy advocates—“there is money to ... Read More

A Flash Protest Against Washington Sweeps Over Twitter

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 25 2011

Jeff Jarvis. Photo: re:publica / Flickr Over the weekend, as negotiations over the national debt continued to stagnate, blogger and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis did what so many of us sometimes do: After a drink or ... Read More

At E-G8, Civil Society Groups Restake Their Claim on the 'Net

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

One way to very quickly sketch out the history of business on the Internet is like this: after some debate over whether commerce should even be allowed online, in the mid-1990s Internet stakeholders -- including those ... Read More

After Wikileaks: The Promise of Internet Freedom, For Real

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 5 2010

The conflict between Wikileaks and the U.S. Government reminds me of something we've been experiencing for some years now in the private sector of corporate activity and social enterprises. Lots of hierarchical, ... Read More

FTC vs Bloggers: Cruising for a Bruising?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 14 2009

The last time I saw political bloggers across the spectrum agreeing about anything, it was in opposition to some overly restrictive notions emanating from the Federal Elections Commission about regulating political ... Read More