PopTech 2006


Micah Sifry — half of Sunlight’s technology guru team — has a very thoughtful post at his home base, Personal Democracy Forum, about his take-away from this year’s PopTech 2006 conference.

Instead of thinking of political resources (money, information, people) as scarce and vital to control from the top down, what happens if we think about using the internet to open politics to much larger networks of involved citizens, either when we participate in our interactions with government representatives or when we participate in campaigns for issues or candidates? How can we use the abundance of people who want to contribute something to making government work better, or getting a person elected or an issue moved, in better ways?

Read the whole post.