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Open Government

Eduardo Paes | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Eduardo Paes

Democracy has to reinvent itself in accordance with this new "liquid society" where collaboration happens between many millions of people directly. Leadership is not vertical, as in the past, but horizontal.

Taking the Argument to Them

Phil Campbell | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Phil Campbell

By pursuing conversations with people about urban legends, conspiracy theories, and the nuttier political and social myths that pervade our culture, I've learned something about people: Our media-fueled "culture war" is in many ways an illusion.

Obama Is the First Facebook President -- What Now?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

No one doubts that social networking produces results in politics, from the Arab Spring to the 2012 election, where President Obama's ground game made the difference. It could change everything, but the way forward is far from clear. What's at stake is huge.

Do You Hate Getting Political Posts on Your Facebook News Feed?

Larry Atkins | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology
Larry Atkins

Personally, I'm OK with sending and receiving politically oriented Facebook posts, even when I disagree with my Facebook friends.

Introduction: How Campaigns Can Use the Internet to Win in 2012

Colin Delany | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

From Egypt to Wisconsin, the Internet has become a key political battleground, and smart campaigns at all levels -- presidential to dog-catcher -- will be thinking about how to integrate digital tools into essentially all aspects of their operations.

If You're On Facebook, You're Likely A...

Reuters | Lucas Shaw | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology

By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK ( - Do social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have a liberal bias? "Internet us...

Twitter, Facebook Are Least Used Sources Of Political News

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — In this campaign season, the social networks have nothing on the news networks. A new survey from the Pew Research ...

Egyptian People Tell Mubarak OUT

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

The Egyptian people have decided to communicate directly with the oppressive regime to demonstrate that they want the regime out.

Facebook Launches U.S. Politics Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook has launched a page devoted to U.S. politics, located at Rolled out at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York Cit...

Obama's Cocaine, Clinton's Pot and the Facebook Generation

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Both Obama and Clinton strained to exert control over their history. Many young people no longer have that option at all.

Facebook: Not Controlling Your Politics

Sara Hebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Hebert

The Hillary Clinton group's tech problems, teamed with the "dismissive or at best distracted" air that characterized communications with Facebook, fueled Elizabeth's fears. "It all just seemed not right."