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Micah Sifry

Whistleblowing Laws and Culture Need to Change to Save Taxpayer Dollars

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Calling out waste, fraud and abuse should be seen as a positive act that strengthens government. Unfortunately, in the current climate, whistleblowers are seen as insubordinates for calling attention to failure.

EXCLUSIVE: Wikileaks, Assange, And Why There's No Turning Back

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Micah Sifry

Transparency is a necessary corrective to excessive government power, and what the WikiLeaks phenomenon adds to that effort is the ability to share information beyond the control of any one government's laws limiting it.

Gov 2.0 at Ogilvy DC

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Yesterday we had the great honor of hosting an amazing panel of speakers at our Ogilvy DC office to discuss Gov 2.0. An intrepid audience was not dau...

Insights from Ogilvy 360 DI Gov 2.0 Exchange Panelists

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

What is Gov 2.0? What are some of the trends and opportunities in this space? What are some of the exciting break throughs? How can an organization...

PdF10 Takes the Gloves off: The Internet, Obama in the Crosshairs

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Michah Sifry opened with a live video of oil gushing into the Gulf. The freedom to see the disaster didn't change the fact that we weren't doing anything. Remote engagement only takes you so far.

PdF 2010 LIVE BLOG: The State of Tech-Powered Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Forget CPAC. Never mind the DLC. Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) serves as the quintessential hub of examining where politics is headed in our tech-centric, increasingly mobile, socially connected 21st century.

Ethics and Believability in Politics: On Sifry's Theory of an 'Obama Disconnect'

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

Micah Sifry has written a widely discussed essay about the denuded Obama grassroots movement. But if Obama's online movement was fueled by a myth, then why bemoan its loss?

McCain Wades Into Email Fight Over Stimulus

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Organizationally, McCain's campaign email list is very thin, since the majority of addresses were purchased, not organically recruited.

Personal Democracy Forum: Blogging The Wisdom Of Crowds

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

For quite awhile now, I have thought that the netroots affair with Obama would not end well.