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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: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hosts

Airbnb in hot water in NYC; Knight Prototype Fund backs some civic tech projects; pondering Google's position on net neutrality; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Africa Calling

How some techies are starting to respond to the Ebola crisis; everything you need to know about GamerGate; how Twitter may upset the 2015 UK elections; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Burrowing

How Democratic candidates down-ballot are getting access to the same voter targeting tools used by larger campaigns; Microsoft Bing rolls out its election prediction program; Edward Snowden's first emails to Laura Poitras; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Attending

New revelations from Laura Poitras' film Citizen Four; how India's new real-time online attendance system for government officials works; tech critic Evgeny Morozov in hot water; and much, much more. GO

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