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Facebook Users are More Politically Active, Pew Says

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 17 2011

A study released yesterday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds Facebook users are far more likely to be politically engaged: Our survey was conducted over the November 2010 elections. At that time, 10% ... Read More

NationBuilder, a New Online Activism Platform, Previews Today

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, April 6 2011

Jim Gilliam. Photo: Brave New Films / Flickr Online activist, Brave New Films co-founder and Personal Democracy Forum 2011 speaker Jim Gilliam is planning to give a live preview of his new platform for online campaigns, ... Read More

After Egypt: The "Democratic Republic of Facebook" Struggles to Grow Up [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 25 2011

A few days ago, Dr. Rasha Abdulla, an expert on the role of the Internet in Egypt who teaches at the American University in Cairo (and who I'm pleased will be speaking at Personal Democracy Forum this June in New York), ... Read More

Do Not Blast: Hill Staffers Want Personalized Notes, Digital or Otherwise

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 31 2011

A new Congressional Management Foundation report, "Communicating with Congress: Perceptions of Citizens Advocacy on Capitol Hill" (pdf) Read More

PdFLeaks II Preview: Like It Or Not, WikiLeaks and Anonymous are Here

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 24 2011

WikiLeaks and Anonymous are harbingers of a future where networked individuals who know no particular allegiance to any country have the power to disrupt business as usual, thanks to the Internet, decentralization, and ... Read More

Networks and Hierarchies: A Typology of Digital Activism Today

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, December 14 2010

We're pleased to publish this guest post by Mary Joyce, the founder of the Meta-Activism Project, which is studying the many permutations of digital activism today. The editors. Read More

'I Lose Sleep Over Upvotes -- Seriously:' How a Subreddit Became a Social Action

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, December 14 2010

How quickly can activism move on the Internet? In just over a month, Eddie Geller went from an angry Internet person, frustrated about the direction that the policy fight over net neutrality was taking, to the co-founder ... Read More

PdF Latin America: Lighting Bonfires, Planting Seeds and Building Networks

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 24 2010

Photo credit: "Sunset Over Santiago" by Deanna Zandt These are my notes on the first PdF Latin America conference that just finished last week in Santiago, Chile: Latin America is a hotbed of efforts to watchd ... Read More

Step Two: Make a Parody Twitter Handle

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, November 16 2010

Someone's co-opting the Transportation Security Administration's Twitter identity. The federal agency's recently implemented decision to use more, uh, thorough pat-down procedures during airport security screenings for ... Read More