Douglas Rushkoff is a guest blogger. Although I begged them (and they agreed at the time) to change their name from Personal Democracy Forum to Participatory Democracy Forum, the name remains the same. But the purpose remains the same, too, so I'm glad I got invited to participate in the Forum's conference again this year in New York City on June 29 and 30. The one thing that has changed, however, was my ability to negotiate a short-term discount of $100 for BoingBoing readers who want to go, by using the discount code "boingboingpdf" That's only going to work for the next 24 hours, but that's better than nothing. (They are pretty good about finding roles for interns, too, so try for that if the entry fee is still too high.) On the brightest side, this year's confirmed participants include Danah Boyd, Clay Shirky, Frank Rich, Dan Gillmor, Jack Dorsey, Dave Troy, Baratune Thurston, Ana Marie Cox, Vivek Kundra, Amanda Rose, Tara Hunt, Nate Silver, Craig Newmark, Gina Bianchini, Beth

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Famed Southern writer donating personal archive to USC
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Ashish Nanda resigns as IIM Ahmedabad director, citing personal reasons
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Though the real reason behind his resignation is not known immediately and it's not clear whether the decision was prompted because of any differences with the human resources development ministry, Nanda cited personal reasons for stepping down.

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Supreme Court exempts Samsung CEO from personal appearance before court
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Personal Recollections of Eric Harris
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Personal Recollections of Steven Linden
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Personal Recollections of Stephen Salt
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Personal Recollections of Ruth Leveson
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I remember very clearly the events leading up to the Six-Day War; at the time I was a teenager living in, of all places, Bangor North Wales. I remember the incremental build up of tension, and the feeling of dread that once again the Jews were facing ...

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Eric Bailly reveals he rejected Manchester City for United after personal phone call from Jose Mourinho
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Boris Johnson launches personal attack on Labour's Jeremy Corbyn
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