Networks Public Involvement

Online Networks & the Future of Politics

Andrew Rasiej, the founder of Personal Democracy Forum (PdF), gives an overview in this video of changes in politics and citizen engagement made possible by network technologies.

A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

As described online, PdF is “an annual conference and community website about the intersection of politics and technology,” especially the way in which “[t]echnology and the Internet are changing democracy in America.” You can see eleven videos capturing major presentations from the 2009 conference at this page on the PdF site.

The interview was conducted by Howard Greenstein of SupernovaHub, an annual conference co-sponsored by the Wharton School. “Supernova brings together business, government, and technology thought leaders to understand how decentralization and pervasive connectivity are changing our world in the Network Age.” SupernovaHub maintains a site on where you can find further interviews with leading social media techology experts.


2 replies on “Online Networks & the Future of Politics”

I’m flattered that you’ve taken the time to share my interviews with your readers. I have several more in post production that are relevant to public policy, including 2 just published yesterday with Joi Ito of Creative Commons and Wendy Seltzer of the Berkman Center at Harvard. You can find both at

Hello, Howard –

Let me thank you for creating this resource. There are few videos about collaboration online that relate to the public policy focus of this blog, so these have been a great find. I’ll check out the new ones right away.


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