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PDF Poland-CEE 2014: Democracy is Weak but Technology Can Be A Trigger for Social Change

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, March 18 2014

Photo by Fundacja ePaƄstwo

In Eastern Europe, democracy is considered "young" but it is also weak, said several activists from the region during the Personal Democracy Forum Poland-CEE, held in Warsaw, from Mar. 13 to 14. Read More

On Curation: Celebrating Web of Change 2012

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 13 2012

Hollyhock garden and main house. Photo by Ted Fickes, 2012.

I've been to a lot of conferences over the years: PopTech, PCForum, eTech, Web 2.0, Government 2.0, South by Southwest, Transparency Camp, Netroots Nation, RightRoots, Politics Online, MESH, the International Journalism Festival, Guardian Activate, and re:Publica all come to mind. Many of these more than once. And of course, since 2004 I've curated twelve Personal Democracy Forum conferences, nine in NY and three overseas, with the help of my partner-in-crime Andrew Rasiej and our hardworking and devoted staff. But I've never experienced anything as soul-, heart- AND brain-satisfying as Web of Change (WoC). Here's why. Read More

Facebook Politics Comes to Pepper Pike

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 7 2010

I wondered, can online politics be local? In a comment, Jill Zimon, recently-elected member of the Pepper Pike (OH) City Council, says, yes, absolutely: Read More

Get Gladwell Direct

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 29 2010

Malcolm Gladwell's "Short Change" piece on the failings of social-media infused activism has sparked some energetic discussion this week. Here's your chance to talk it over with Gladwell himself. He'll be doing ... Read More

Lucy Bernholz on the Need for Social Analytics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, July 20 2010

Lucy Bernholz is writing one of the smartest and most engaging blogs I follow, Philanthropy 2173. The title of her site might make you think it's only about philanthropy, but it's really more about the future, social ... Read More

Changes at Change.org: A Media Hub for Social Action

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 11 2008

Is it possible to build a successful web portal and community hub around issues and activism? So far, no one has succeeded in this quest, though there a lot of people trying and one could argue that sites as diverse as ... Read More

It's Still Not Enough

BY Tracy Russo | Tuesday, June 17 2008

John McCain isn't ready to acquiesce the tech vote, claiming in an interview that he understands technology because he has young children, but that just isn't enough. Read More