FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nicco Mele, The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 1:59 pm

Nicco Mele is a man who knows the internet. The webmaster for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2004 and the founder of a leading internet strategy firm, his discussion moves between the effect of Twitter on news reporting, Hollywood’s relationship with Netflix and Al Qaeda’s use of YouTube. These are only three of the many examples which make this book so interesting. The big ideas are sustained by engaging anecdotes.

The theme of Mele’s book is the effect of “radical connectivity”, which he describes as “our breathtaking ability to send vast amounts of data instantly, constantly and globally”, thus transforming politics, business and culture.

 

2012 DNC: Gayest Ever

By: Saturday August 25, 2012 5:00 pm

This year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, beginning September 3rd, will be the gayest ever. The sheer number of LGBT delegates is at its highest yet.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jeffrey Clements, Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It

By: Saturday February 4, 2012 1:59 pm

Citizen’s United is not merely a mistake easily corrected, nor is the case simply about campaign finance or money in politics. Citizen’s United is a corporate power case masquerading as a free speech case. In many ways, the decision was less a break from the recent past than a proclamation about the sad reality of corporate power in America.

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