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NYTimes Finally Frontpages the Rise of Networked Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 28 2011

In case you missed it, the "paper of record" has a long front-page story today titled "As Scorn for Vote Grows, Protests Surge Around Globe." It's kind of a goulash of anecdotes from Spain to Israel to India, with the ... Read More

Meanwhile, Back in Tunisia, They're Drafting a Constitution on PiratePad

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 9 2011

Well, not exactly. But we keep seeing hints and signs that the revolutionary spirit of Tunisia is heavily influenced by open source culture, or what BoingBoing might call "happy mutant" thinking. To wit, on March 4th, ... Read More

ANONYMOUS vs the Australian Government: Down the Rabbit Hole We Go

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 18 2009

In Australia, PdF friend Mark Pesce reports, there's been a fascinating confrontation between "ANONYMOUS" and the government over the issue of internet censorship. A week ago, hackers temporarily brought down the Prime ... Read More

Seth Godin on Non-Profits' Aversion to Change

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 15 2009

PdF friend Seth Godin has a great post up today, which he calls "The Problem With Non." It's a cri-de-couer aimed at the people who create and run non-profit organizations, especially those who imagine that they are ... Read More

The power of serendipitous findability

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 22 2009

[Last Wednesday, I pinch-hit for Clay Shirky (who was homebound with bronchitis) at the inaugural gathering of "The Little Idea," the spawn of Ari and Jonathan Melber, who dreamed up the notion of getting a bunch of ... Read More

Change.gov Starts to Go Interactive, Intensively

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 25 2008

"Today we're trying out a new feature on our website that will allow us get instant feedback from you about our top priorities. We also hope it will allow you to form communities around these issues -- with the best ... Read More

Debating the Future of Obama's Movement at ObamaCTO

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, November 21 2008

The folks who gave us ObamaCTO.org, which has attracted thousands of participants in a conversation about the priorities for Obama's Chief Technology Officer, have branched out and added a new forum for debating options ... Read More

"Whoa! It's Not Over Yet!": Getting Ready for "The Organizing of the President" Chicago, 7pm Tonight at DePaul Univ.

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 6 2008

I'm still mulling what I'm going to say tonight at "The Organizing of the President," but here are two hints. First, let me recycle this long Obama quote from the post I did earlier this year on "Obama's Organization, ... Read More

Chicago Event: What's Next for the Obama Movement? The Organizing of the President (11.6.08)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

I'm going to be speaking on a panel tomorrow organized by Al Giordano and the FieldHands, along with Nate Silver and Sean Quinn of 538 and Tara Brownlee, the head of Obama's Illinois Field Department. The topic, which Al ... Read More

What Happens to the Obama Network After the Election? (2)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

What happens to Obama's network after the election? The answer depends a lot on decisions Obama and his top aides will make, but thanks to the lateral networking tools available to everyone online, the answer to that ... Read More