Saving a City via Twitter: Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s 5 Rules

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey has over 1.3 million Twitter followers – more than his city’s population. He has been described as “charismatic and social network savvy”, and is extremely active on Twitter. But Booker isn’t tweeting as an after-work social activity – he’s growing his city, building community, making connections, and helping […]

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Young people have a place in politics

Helping young people understand the power they have to effect change in their communities was the focus of Local Democracy Week, hosted at Queen’s Park in Toronto in November 2010. Marc Kielburger and Daniel Francavilla at LDW 2010 Local activist Louroz Mercader, founder of the Institute for Youth Citizenship (IYC) who created the event, recapped […]

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