This was the eighth year that the Personal Democracy Forum convened, and my fourth year in attendance. The stated PdF mission is to examine how technology impacts politics, government, and civil life. The program...
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John Perry Barlow: “The Internet is the greatest thing since the advent of fire.”
Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. I joke about how I was so deep in revelatory thought that I fell down a few stairs. Yet it was the moment when it all clicked for me. The way that new media could change everything.
Blogging about Iranian culture and political affairs is how Mina Zand Siegel brings visibility to gender equality. She said, “Women’s issues are very important. I’m adamant about it.” In her posts on “IranWrites” she probes topics ranging from the hejab to her reaction Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.