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August 27, 2004

Ads for influencers

I posted at Red Herring yesterday about the Swift Boat ads as an innovation in campaign strategy: Swift results. The ads were designed for a target audience that would amplify their messages rather than for voters in general. In the long run, it signals a fundamental change in the way ideas are disseminated.

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August 26, 2004

Chapter 11. eVoting

Chapter 11. eVoting by Phil Windley, Ph.D.

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August 15, 2004

Potential Chapter: The Calculus of Political Power

This PDF is a draft of a chapter that we are considering including in the book to address the widespread application of the notion of "scale-free networks" to social systems, which, while it is a powerful idea, ignores all the externalities that actually shape social decisions. Your comments are welcomed!

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August 14, 2004

Chapter 10. Social Network Dynamics and Participatory Politics

Social Network Dynamics and Participatory Politics by Ross Mayfield

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Chapter 9. It's the Conversations, Stupid! The Link between Social Interaction and Political Choice

Chapter 9. It's the Conversations, Stupid! The Link between Social Interaction and Political Choice by Valdis Krebs

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August 12, 2004

Open Thread, August 11, 2004

Here's the place to start discussions about general issues related to the book, the forum or democracy. In the words of P.D. Eastman, "Go, dog, go."

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August 11, 2004

There's more on the way

What you see on the site now consists of about half the book. The second half is being formatted and produced as you read.

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August 10, 2004

Chapter 8. The dead hand of modern democracy: Lessons for emergent post-modern democrats

8. The dead hand of modern democracy: Lessons for emergent post-modern democrats by Ken White

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Chapter 7. From the Screen to the Streets

7. From the Screen to the Streets by Howard Rheingold

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Chapter 6. Two ways to emerge, and how to tell the difference between them

6. Two ways to emerge, and how to tell the difference between them by Steven Johnson

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Chapter 5. Building on Experience

Chapter 5.Building on Experience by Mitch Ratcliffe

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Chapter 4. Deep Confidence in the People

4. Deep Confidence in the People by Mitch Ratcliffe

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Chapter 3. Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality

3. Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality by Clay Shirky

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Chapter 2. The Second Superpower

2. The Second Superpower by Jim Moore

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Chapter 1. Emergent Democracy

1. Emergent Democracy by Joi Ito (Edited and revised by Jon Lebkowsky)

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Foreword

Foreword by Joe Trippi

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August 9, 2004

Preface

Link to Preface.pdf.

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