Andrew Rasiej

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"Andrew Rasiej is a futurist, social entrepreneur, and Founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, an annual conference and website about the intersection of politics and technology. He is also the co-Founder of, an award winning blog that covers how the Obama administration is using the web, and how technology is empowering new levels of citizen engagement throughout the United States. He has advised Senators, Congressmen and political leaders on the use of Internet since 1999 including Senate candidate Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and Senator Barack Obama. In 2004 he served as Chairman of the Howard Dean Technology Advisory Committee. He is also the Founder a not for profit organization called focused on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of, which translates Arabic and Farsi news and opinion pieces into English, and serves as Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation a Washington DC focused on using technology to help make government more transparent. He is also the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, a 15,000 member organization of technologists, venture funders, marketers, representing start up and more mature companies working in the technology industry in New York City. He has appeared or been quoted in major international news outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, SkyNews, Le Monde, Financial Times, Washington Post, among others. He also coined such terns as: We-Government, Voter-Generated Content, and Videracy, to help describe the expanding digitally connected world we all now live in." [1]

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  1. Andrew Rasiej,, accessed February 18, 2011.