Q+A: Andrew Rasiej, Personal Democracy Media

The founder of Personal Democracy Media answers our questions, and says if the internet didn't exist he'd help create it.

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    Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media, is speaking on an Internet Week panel about civic hacking.

     Andrew Rasiej is a professional doer, futurist, social entrepreneur, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media, which publishes information and produces events about how the intersection of technology, politics, and civil society is empowering new levels of citizen engagement.

    He is also the Founder a not for profit organization called MOUSE.org focused on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com, 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. Andrew is the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup. He'll be speaking Thursday, May 17 on the NYC BigApps: Civic Hacking, Startup Success panel. He answered our 7 Important Internet Week questions, where he says his favorite meme is everybody.

    What apps can't you live without?

    Twitter App, Exit Strategy for getting out of the subways, and Pano for panographic pics, and lastly Songza which curates music for any occasion
    Who are your must-follows on Twitter?
    @Om@cShirky@Todd_Park, @boingboing, @elipariser @mlsif @patrickruffini.
    What's your most-watched YouTube video?
    The Internet is My Religion via @jGilliam
    What’s your favorite meme?
    The Internet Public
    Where's your favorite place for free wifi in New York?
    Union Square Park

    What would you be doing if the internet didn’t exist?
    Try to make sure it did.
    What will the internet be like in 10 years?
    Hopefully an open platform for democratizing information and creating equity in the world.