Guests: Doc Searls, Ed Cone and Marc Canter.
This panel discusses best tools and practices for online advocacy, as well as online advocacy's impact on participatory democracy.
This is the question-and-answer session that followed Joe Trippi's keynote presentation.
Scott Heiferman, founder of Meetup.com, explains how Meetup works, and how it can be used to set up face-to-face meetings for your own local volunteers.
This session teaches participants the essentials of successful blogging. What works. What doesn't. How to track the conversation flow and measure the impact of your own contributions using tools like Feedster, Technorati, Blogdex and Daypop.
Dan Gillmor, columnist, San Jose Mercury News, Jeff Jarvis, president & creative director, Advance.net, Jay Rosen, associate professor of journalism, NYU
The vote counting problems of the election in 2000 created much interest in improved voting systems. The natural inclination of many technologists would be to apply computer technology to the problem, but whether this can be done in a reliable and trustworthy way is a controversial subject. Many respected computer scientists don't think it can be done at all.
MoveOn.Org has become one of the largest and most effective advocacy organizations in the world, with more than two million members and a unique bottom-up style that allows the members to set the organization's priorities. Co-founder Wes Boyd explains the principles and internet-based tools that make MoveOn so effective.
How do we ensure that the "Second Superpower" Jim Moore proposes includes the poor as well as the rich? When a new democratic structure emerges from highly-wired westerners, how do we ensure it's fair and just for those currently unwired?
The man whose ground-breaking use of Internet-based campaigning propelled Howard Dean from obscurity to early front-runner, takes Teach-In participants inside the campaign's unconventional experiment in Internet politics.