The Connector

Micah Sifry
A newsletter on democracy, organizing, movements and tech
Created 15 Sep 2020
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  • Building Prisms of Power, Not Sandcastles that Get Washed Away Each Election
    10 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 4 0
    Welcome back to another weekly edition of The Connector, where I focus on news and analysis at the intersection of politics, movements, organizing and tech and try to connect the dots (and people) on ...
  • Logging Off Facebook? What Comes Next?
    02 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    Welcome back to another weekly edition of The Connector, where I focus on news and analysis at the intersection of politics, movements, organizing and tech and try to connect the dots (and people) on ...
  • It's Time for the Great Facebook Logout
    27 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 4 1
    Welcome back to another weekly edition of The Connector, where I focus on news and analysis at the intersection of politics, movements, organizing and tech and try to connect the dots (and people) on ...
  • Cruising for a Bruising? Or Will Democrats Course-Correct Before 2022?
    19 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 6 0
    Welcome back to another weekly edition of The Connector, where I focus on news and analysis at the intersection of politics, movements, organizing and tech and try to connect the dots (and people) on ...
  • The Toxic Media Platform No One is Talking About
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I’m traveling this week out to the west coast to take care of some family-related stuff, so forgive me for a shorter-than-usual round-up. Hopefully The Connector will be back up to full strength again...
  • Who Needs to Organize the Far-Right When Facebook Will do it For You?
    05 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Yesterday, Facebook and its sister properties Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, were down for more than five hours worldwide. The effects were massive. Some people, like software developers, were me...
  • Things That Make Me Go, Hmmmm…
    28 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 5 1
    —Veteran Democratic campaign consultant Hal Malchow has a smart piece in The Hill arguing that most of the money being spent in electoral politics aiming to convince voters to support particular candi...
  • The Unfinished Work of Frank McCourt Jr.
    21 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 8 1
    Bigfoot, noun: a prominent or influential person. Bigfoot, verb: to assert one’s authority or influence (over); to throw one’s weight around. This is the story of an unfortunate collision between two ...
  • Occupy Wall Street at 10
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    As promised earlier this week, here’s my new piece in The New Republic on why it mattered, and also a stab at what it meant to people who participated in it. I’m happy with how the piece turned out, t...
  • The Opportunist: Andrew Yang's Third Party Gambit
    14 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 2
    When Politico’s Alex Thompson reported last week that Andrew Yang, failed 2020 presidential candidate and failed 2021 New York City mayoral candidate, was planning to launch a third political party ne...
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