Clay Johnson is best known as the founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama's online campaign for the presidency in 2008. After leaving Blue State, Johnson was the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, where he built an army of 2000 developers and designers to build open source tools to give people greater access to government data. He was awarded the Google/O'Reilly Open Source Organizer of the year in 2009, was one of Federal Computer Week's Fed 100 in 2010.
The range of Johnson's experience with software development, politics, entrepreneurism, and working with non-profits gives him a unique perspective on media and culture. His life is dedicated to giving people greater access to the truth about what's going on in their communities, their cities, and their governments.
Lot of political talk in it. Much more than I expected but since I guess it is important to the discussion of information consumption, it is not a downer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Just Chill
The book clearly and succinctly discusses why the current information world that we live in requires us to go on information diet (to save our sanity and have original... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Venkatesh Prasad Ranganath
For a book about trustworthy information, this book is absolutely terrible about citations and the rest of what makes a nonfiction book readable. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Vining
The author brings up several points in this book. I personally think that we have too much information that isn’t necessarily true. Read morePublished 3 months ago by NSlone
From someone who lost 40 pounds by changing the way I thought about food. This book showed how someone can free themselves from the junk food of the 24/7 news cycle. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bruce L Billedeaux
I really liked the premise of this book. The first section opens up my eyes to things I already see, but often don't think about much. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cameron
This book should have been 10 pages. I knew I was in trouble when the first chapter was literally entirely about obesity. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alexander Keller
Excellent, informative and not preachy! I recommend this book to anyone who watches too much TV, spends a high number of hours on the Internet and for those who are simply more... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Paul
The author argues that we consume far too much information via the media now available to us, and that we need to cut down on the quantity we consume, paying particular attention... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Clinton Anderson