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Coming Soon: Personal Democracy Plus

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, June 7 2011

We're redesigning our website and launching a new subscription service for online politics and government professionals at all levels. What should we include? We'd love to hear your feedback. The world of technology and ... Read More

Share This! How Social Media and Relationships Can Drive Action

BY Anthony Russomano | Tuesday, October 26 2010

You know how to navigate social networking sites -- but do you know "why it’s good for your activism to talk about the World Cup on Twitter?" Read More

Jobs: PdF is Expanding!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 2 2009

If you’re reading this blog post, you just might be the person we’re looking for. Personal Democracy Forum is expanding! We are looking to hire two new colleagues. We are seeking people who are creative, ... Read More

Needed: Better Tools and Data for Understanding Social Media's Role in #IranElection

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 9 2009

I just finished a very interesting PdF Network call with Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org, talking about the role of social media in the aftermath of the Iranian election, and Jim Gilliam of WhiteHouse2 and act.ly ... Read More

Join Ben Smith, Ana Marie Cox on Next Thursday's PdF Conference Call [UPDATED]

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 22 2009

UPDATE: Correction! It turns out that the call will take place next Thursday, April 30th, not today at all. There's really no explanation -- I just got it plum wrong. Sorry for the error. But at least this way you can ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Scary Monsters

Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: System-Gaming

Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Gimme Shelter

The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Tribes

Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

monday >

First POST: Inventions

How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

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