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Basic elements of techpolitics

So many try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to techpolitics in Europe – we need to get better at learning from each other, across borders! I will explain more eventually, but here is my attempt to visualize (in a pretty nitty-gritty way) some of the basic elements of techpolitics. These elements are in … Continue reading

Følg sporene mine

Vi avskyr overvåkning, men vi legger igjen flere digitale spor enn noensinne, de fleste frivillige. (Another Norwegian article, this time from Morgenbladet a week ago. It’s about surveillance vs. digital footsteeps we voluntarily leave behind). Dagens mest romantiske mail mottatt: «Jeg hadde tenkt til å fri, men så var du ikke online på MSN.» Denne … Continue reading

A survey of Scandinavian Techpolitics

Why aren’t there more techpolitic attempts in Scandinavia? Why isn’t there a Sunlight Foundation in Denmark, a MySociety in Sweden, a FarmSubsidy in Norway? (This blog post was also posted at Personal Democracy Forum’s European blog) That’s something I’ve been wondering about, since the Scandinavian countries have among the highest internet usage in the world … Continue reading

My article from 2005 about Iranian bloggers

It has been incredible to follow the developments in Iran over the internet the last few days. Iran’s disputed presidental election has fired up one of the wildest social media protests I’ve ever seen. Within minutes, thousands of tweets are posted on the #iranelection and earlier tonight, I came across these amazing images from the … Continue reading

Three social media developments: Bild, European Citizens’ Consultations and Norwegian Facebook debate

Bildt, Germany’s largest newspaper, is partnering up with Lidl to sell cheap digital cameras to citizen journalists; EU has released a new citizen “portal”; Norwegian debate: can journalists be “fan” of politicians on Facebook? Bild wants to expand by using citizen journalists. According to Herald Tribune, potential Bild-citizen journalists can buy a digital camera at … Continue reading

Digital hijacked politicians

I gave a presentation recently about social media for the Green party from several European countries, among them the European Green Party, organized by the Green Campus. You can find my presentation here. Plenty of interesting topics came up, and one of them was what Austrian blogger and web designer Bernard Schmidt called “digital hijacking” … Continue reading