FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rasmus Nielsen, Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns

By: Sunday March 18, 2012 1:59 pm

Ground Wars by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is an essential new bible for political campaigns locked in the everlasting battle that has become modern American politics.

This book is useful for everyone from a neophyte about to join their first campaign to career campaign operatives and consultants. Neophytes will gain a broad overview of exactly what to expect on their first campaign with the benefit of having their upcoming experience framed within the broader picture of politics. Career campaign operatives and consultants, will appreciate the book’s focus on the “ground war” as an essential component of the modern campaign as well as the historical background on how we got here, which many of them will have experienced firsthand. In the short time Nielsen spent embedded in the campaigns and in authoring this book he has managed uncover and write about what few who live and work in politics are even aware of.


FDL Book Salon: Tweets From Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution As It Unfolded, In the Words of the People Who Made It

By: Saturday April 23, 2011 1:59 pm

Nadia Idle and Alex Nunns’ new book, Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution As It Unfolded, provides us all with an important first hand view of this movement as it blossomed in Egypt from January 25th through February 12. Using – with permission –running accounts from twitter, the authors are able to trace the movement in the streets in the words of key activists who were there, organizing, strategizing, being surprised by successes and beaten by Mubarak’s thugs.

Facebook Censors Marijuana – Help Us Fight Back

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 7:29 am

Facebook is censoring marijuana.

Just last week, the social networking giant abruptly changed its policies and decided to ban images of marijuana leaves from ads, claiming pictures of the plant promote “tobacco products.”

We’re fighting back against Facebook’s censorhip with a massive campaign to call out the social networking site.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Dr. Larry Rosen, Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

By: Sunday May 16, 2010 2:00 pm

[Welcome Dr. Larry Rosen, and Hosts Jayan Kalathil and Melissa Bolton-Klinger] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book.  Please take other conversations to a previous thread.  - bev] Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn In his new book, Rewired, Professor Larry Rosen tackles an intriguing subject: the [...]

Can Skittles help fix the PATRIOT Act and FISA?

By: Sunday October 4, 2009 7:15 pm

This Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote on a couple of amendments by Russ Feingold proposing significant reforms to the PATRIOT Act and the FISA wiretapping statutes. These votes are the best chance yet to influence the PATRIOT Act reauthorization in the Senate. We’re kicking off a last-minute Twitter- and Faceboo- based activism campaign to pressure key politicians and try to get some media coverage on the issue. Please get involved!

  • On Twitter, thank Arlen Specter for his vote last week — and come back Tuesday night and make another tweet about the Patriot Act
  • On Facebook, sign up for Tuesday’s Action to fix the Patriot Act and invite your friends
  • Help get the word out by sharing this link with your friends (via Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, or carrier pigeon).
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