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#PdF11: Announcing This Year's PdF Google Fellows!

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:37 -- egeller


By Micha L. Sifry | techPresident | June 1, 2011

We're pleased to announce this year's Personal Democracy Forum Google Fellows. Nine talented and experienced folks made the cut, out of what is always a very competitive pool of applicants. They are:


Thinking outside the box to create online advocates: Learn more about the Open Source Democracy Foundation and the Harry Potter Alliance

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:35 -- egeller


By Rachel Colyer | Media & Democracy Coallition | April 20, 2011

What do an army of nerd-fighters and Redditor aliens have in common? Their fierce loyalty to the internet, their presence at NCMR, and their success at creating an online advocate base. At NCMR I had the opportunity to meet Andrew Slack from The Harry Potter Alliance and Eddie Geller from the Open Source Democracy Foundation and RPac, which was founded via reddit. 


Here's Why Reddit Could Be A Player In The 2012 Election

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:33 -- egeller


Joseph Alexiou | Business Insider | March 24, 2011

Yesterday afternoon Rep. Anthony Weiner made his debut at Reddit, posting a call for users (known as Redditors) to ask him questions about Obamacare on its one year anniversary.

You can check out our slideshow of his responses here.


Reddit Political Action Committee: We’re Not Happy With the New Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 15:28 -- egeller

By Maury Litwack | Mashable | December 22, 2010

The FCC passed net neutrality regulation Tuesday. To many Internet users, this law’s implication is vague. How will this improve our user experience and why should we care one way or another about what the government has to say about the net?


Free Press Media Minutes: December 17, 2010

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:07 -- egeller


Media Minutes for December 17, 2010 
Producer: Stevie Converse, Candace Clement, Megan Tady 
Length: 5:02

In a two-day marathon this week, coalition allies and activists hand-delivered 2 million petitions for real Net Neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission. And editorial cartoonists are increasingly being cut from local newspapers, with the public losing yet another important watchdog.

Click here to listen to the podcast.


Net Neutrality, Cynicism, and My Conversation With FCC Commissioner Clyburn

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:57 -- egeller


"The game is the game." That's what I told to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. But it's not just my love of The Wire that caused Omar's words to come out of my mouth. I was referring to the fact that we all understand the way in which our politics work

When Commissioner Clyburn's office informed me that I'd have a chance to speak with her, I was excited. Here was our group, the Open Source Democracy Foundation (OSDF), not even two months old, and we were going to have a conversation with one of the five people deciding the fate of Net Neutrality.