MAPlight.org does great things with using the Internet to shine daylight into issues of money and politics. Their latest offering are widgets that track the fundraising of presidential candidates (which is a little too horserace-oriented for my taste). You can customize them with the candidates of your choosing. I made one (below) showing all of …Continue reading "Depressing widgets"
Today I moderated the session on “Is cyberspace colorblind?” at PDF. It was pretty challenging, which I think it probably should be when we get into such important and difficult topics. A certain amount of respectful conflict can be very productive. I was was frustrated but not surprised at some of the white, male “A-list” …Continue reading "But… some of my best friends are white!"
I just read on Beth’s Blog and PDF that Convio have just bought GetActive. These are two of the biggest providers of web 1.0 engagement tools for nonprofits. I spent some years working for a very large customer of GetActive, in fact I was the resident GetActive “expert” on staff. While I always had suggestions …Continue reading "Gulp"
Cross posted from my work blog. There's a great write-up by Adam Conner over on the Personal Democracy Forum of how the small actions of many autonomous individuals can add up to a networked tsunami. Yesterday, Facebook launched a new feature called feeds, which is a live stream of constant updates on the recent activities …Continue reading "When “your” network bites back"
He started with a great clip of a 1950’s newsanchor talking to Univac…Continue reading "Tech No Ratty"
Hear it at http://www.personaldemocracy.com/conference/podcastsContinue reading "Podcasting"
Marty’s (http://network-centricadvocacy.net) presentation was great as usual. I’ve seen it a bunch, but there were a few new slides AND he did it in 15 minutes.Continue reading "The network in a nutshell"
Now I’m in a session with a big panel about the tools for doing network-centric advocacy…Continue reading "Power to the edges"
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Andrew Rasiej, the founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, says people are too focused on elections instead of politics. Therefore we get sucked into the big-money crass world of elections, instead of working for political change…