Democracy has to reinvent itself in accordance with this new "liquid society" where collaboration happens between many millions of people directly. Leadership is not vertical, as in the past, but horizontal.
By pursuing conversations with people about urban legends, conspiracy theories, and the nuttier political and social myths that pervade our culture, I've learned something about people: Our media-fueled "culture war" is in many ways an illusion.
No one doubts that social networking produces results in politics, from the Arab Spring to the 2012 election, where President Obama's ground game made the difference. It could change everything, but the way forward is far from clear. What's at stake is huge.
Personally, I'm OK with sending and receiving politically oriented Facebook posts, even when I disagree with my Facebook friends.
From Egypt to Wisconsin, the Internet has become a key political battleground, and smart campaigns at all levels -- presidential to dog-catcher -- will be thinking about how to integrate digital tools into essentially all aspects of their operations.
Or maybe it just means liberals are in love with themselves, so they want to post about their lives. Does this add more fodder
The Egyptian people have decided to communicate directly with the oppressive regime to demonstrate that they want the regime out.
Facebook has launched a page devoted to U.S. politics, located at Facebook.com/USpolitics. Rolled out at the Personal Democracy
Both Obama and Clinton strained to exert control over their history. Many young people no longer have that option at all.