Thanks to Farber’s IP list, I learned of this collection of articles and interviews on “Digital Democracy” in Mother Jones magazine, online. It takes into account where we were in the last election, what kind of progress we’ve made, and where we’re really going now – arguing that MySpace isn’t necessarily all it’s cracked-up to be in terms of motivating communities to act in a political sense but also introducing other areas that are making waves online. (And I have to say I love some of the article titles like “10,000 Deaniacs: Where are they now?”)
I haven’t had time to read it all yet, but the one comment I have so far is they only mention two women from what I’ve seen – Esther Dyson and Morra Aarons. Both worthy of noting, to be sure, but there are more of us in this space – consultants, bloggers, techies, entrepreneurs, lawyers – with expertise, like Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn and MomsRising.org, Jennifer Granick & Lauren Gelman at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, and Madeline Stanionis of Watershed just to name a few here in the Bay Area. See also: Shesource.org for other resources. I’d like to see more women interviewed in general on this topic.