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Entries by Jose Antonio Vargas from 11/2009

Obama Online -- What's the Future of Organizing for America (OFA)?

| Posted 11.03.2009 | Technology

Is it time for Plouffe, the architect behind Obama's winning campaign, to take Organizing for America out of the Democratic National Committee?

Obama Online -- Using Technology, It's the Electorate That Has Changed, Too

| Posted 11.04.2009 | Technology

For as much as Barack Obama has brought change to Washington, it's also us, the people participating and engaging with politics using technology , that have changed, too.

Online Hit -- Manny "Philippines" Pacquiao

| Posted 11.14.2009 | Technology

There's more to Filipinos than a man who can throw punches in a ring, of course, but Manny Pacquaio's success, in ways big and small, has unified and validated a sizable minority group from a country that, with 92 million people, is the 12th most populous in the world, just one spot under Mexico.

Did Pacquiao Make Web History?

| Posted 11.15.2009 | Technology

Did Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao make Web history?

Palin Online -- Palin's Web Buzz Trumps Obama's

| Posted 11.19.2009 | Technology

Is there anyone quite like Sarah Palin online? At the moment, no -- not Michael Jackson, not Manny Pacquiao, not even President Obama, according to Google Insights for Search.

Unplugging -- Turn It Off! (VIDEO)

| Posted 11.23.2009 | Technology

Here's the biggest challenge of our hyper-kinetic, always-connected, tech-powered daily lives: Unplugging.

LinkedIn Welcomes Developers

Posted 11.23.2009 | Technology

LinkedIn wants more attention from developers. The company is announcing that third-party developers will now be able to easily integrate the professi...

Anatomy (and Meaning) of the "Did You Know?" Video Series (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

| Posted 11.24.2009 | Technology

The onslaught of new technologies -- cell phones, video games, social networking sites, the Wikipediazation of information, the reach of YouTube and Skype, you name it -- have ushered a seismic shift in education: how our kids learn, how our teachers teach, how curriculum is shaped and presented, how individual students, powered by technology, process and experience what they're learning.

Salahis' Self-Marketing 2.0 (PHOTOS)

| Posted 11.28.2009 | Technology

In our reality TV culture exacerbated by the rise of social networking sites -- in which 15 minutes of fame can be elongated by the number of photos and videos swirling around the Web -- who can blame the Salahis for their sheer, shameless self-promotion?

Why Twitter is the Most Popular Word of 2009

| Posted 11.30.2009 | Technology

Of course Twitter is the most popular English word of 2009. In a world made smaller by the Internet and new technologies, Twitter forces us to become each other's witnesses, one tweet at a time.