Contact Steven Clift
Feel free to contact me at anytime. Please read my special instructions on sending me e-mail below. When I am traveling or in a busy stretch it can take me a few weeks to respond properly.
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IM – Google Hangout: firstname.lastname@example.org – On request, via Skype: netclift
SMS – @ “6122035181” (best way to reach me quickly when I am outside U.S.)
Telephone/Mobile: +1 612 234 7072 or +44 203 808 1118
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3211 44th St. E.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Will Steve Respond?
Due to the volume of e-mail I receive, it may take a few weeks for a proper response. Please use a descriptive subject line, the longer the better. If you don’t hear from me, it is OK to resend your message. Put RESEND in the subject line.
Please do not send general questions like, “What is e-democracy?” or “Will the Internet change democracy?” Specific questions on the various articles I have written or comments on DO-WIRE are appreciated. I know a little bit about a lot things in the broad e-democracy field. I am not in a position to do original online research or provide networking contacts unless it is part of a contract relationship. DO-WIRE is my free “one-size-fits-all” community service.
Students and Academia
I will only respond to student queries that clearly indicate that they have read my complete E-Democracy E-Book or other recent articles and are members of my DO-WIRE e-mail list. For those with a one-time assignment, you should be able to get what you need from my articles. If you are working on a gradudate-level thesis feel free to contact me in exchange for an electronic copy of your final product. The same holds true for academics and researchers, if we arrange a personal interview I request copies (for my private use) of any derivative paper submitted for publication. This is not required when simply quoting my written work, but sharing your related work is appreciated nonetheless.
Oddly enough, calling me on the telephone is the best way to interview me, particularly if you are on deadline. You can e-mail me a few questions first and then suggest a time that you will call. I should reply within a day or two when I am working from my home base in Minneapolis.