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Shipping Bytes Across Borders

Jake Colvin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Jake Colvin

As the world increasingly adopts digital technologies and habits, improving the framework for information flows is essential to preserve the ability of innovators and entrepreneurs everywhere to participate effectively in the global marketplace of the 21st Century.

Bianca Bosker

As Internet Use Grows, Is It Polarizing Political Views? | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.29.2011 | Technology

Even as an increasing number of Americans go online for political news, more than half of U.S. Internet users are wary of the web’s influence and vi...

Social Media Lessons From Our Friends From Across the Aisle

Terry Lozoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Terry Lozoff

A short visit to America Speaking Out and any social media pro can quickly spot the social sharing best practices that are being put to use. That said, the site falls short in a few key areas.

Can the Internet Fix Politics or Just Change the Nature of the Game?

Cheryl Contee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Cheryl Contee

During the Iranian election protests, citizens showed the world what was happening in their country, and the world discovered a government that was de-legitimized in the eyes of its people.

PdF: Can the Internet Fix Politics?

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Micah Sifry

While we all agree the internet is changing politics, can it fix politics too? Can it make politics more open, participatory, responsive and accountable?

Political Standard Time

Tim Chambers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tim Chambers

Two lessons politicos should learn from the new time zone: 1) Watch the conversation in real time. 2) Though political fortunes can turn sour faster than ever before, just as quickly they can turn positive.

Carly Fiorina Launches One Attack Site, Is Target of Another

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Colin Delany

In the same week that Republican senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina launched an attack site against party rival "Taxin' Tom" Campbell, Democrats put her squarely in their crosshairs with an online hit-job of their own.

The Web Wants To Know: Where Are The 4,000 Missing Americans In Haiti?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

The Web is flat. Online, using social media, we've become each others' witnesses -- both in spreading the news of the Haitian earthquake and in responding to the tremendous need. And also in accounting for 4,000 Americans still missing.

Internet Freedom, Hillary Clinton and Being the Web's First Global Diplomat (VIDEO)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who can serve as the Web's first global diplomat, delivered the most important speech about Internet freedom given by a top U.S. official.

How Democrats Can Avoid Disaster in 2010: Organize Their Base Online

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Are Democrats doomed in 2010, with an energized Republican Party capitalizing on a backlash against a young president's ambitious agenda to seize control of Congress a la 1994?

To Big Brother or Not to Big Brother: the Internet Safety v. Parental Control Debate

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suren Ramasubbu

A self-organizing Internet safety social network would have seemed impossible a decade ago, but in the age of social media, this type of collaboration seems the natural way to go about the task.

7 Facebook Status Updates Not to Make at Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

It's great if you have a fabulous job where you get to travel, get chauffeured around in fancy cars, and take meetings with bigwigs. But it's a lot cooler if you don't broadcast it.

AT&T Censoring the Net?

Mark Jeffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Jeffrey

If you are a common carrier -- and you are not China or Iraq -- then you'd better behave in a fashion that supports full, open and transparent communication.

Hardware Risk: China Targets PC Manufacturers

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

What happens when the Chinese request all PC's include internal hardware mechanisms for the tracking and monitoring of its users?

Future Historians: Blogs Drive U.S. Foreign Policy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

For Internet politics, the controversial becomes conventional very quickly. This Sunday's New York Times Book Review has a salient example of blogs' ascension within the conventional wisdom.

Real 100 Days: Preserve Bipartisanship With Issue-Oriented, New Media Focus

Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney

The Obama campaign and the newly emerging rightroots movement are grounded in the egalitarian principles of new media. This new media can reverse the course of business as usual.

Arianna Talks New Media and Politics with Ashton Kutcher

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna Huffington and Ashton Kutcher discuss how the Internet is changing politics, Kutcher's new-media efforts and the Huffington Post's plans for the future.

Birth Places and Birth Mothers

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

What mighty contests rise from trivial things! Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock The Internet is rapidly proving itself the best friend of tho...

Here to Stay?

Jimmy Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jimmy Leach

During my short stint as head of digital communications for the Prime Minister, there wasn't a lack of will to try new ways of directly interacting with the citizens of the UK, but it didn't necessarily lead to a higher quality of debate or better outcomes.

Cyber-Wars: Hate-Mail And The Obama Internet Campaign

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

Internet Obama supporters are no saints. But Campaign 2008, to them, means something more than an outlet for the anger they've been swallowing for the past eight years. Their emails ring like testimonies at an interfaith revival meeting.

FCC Commissioner's Scare Tactics Reach New Low

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

FCC Commissioner McDowell suggests that any FCC decision that supports Net Neutrality -- the idea that the Internet must be free and open -- is somehow tantamount to government regulation of content.

The Online War the Democrats Are Losing: Where's the Strategy?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Right's winning the email war, which could prove decisive. It would be ironic if, after all these innovations, Democrats were beaten by a tool that's so crude yet effective.

Jason Linkins

Four Years Under The Influence: Netroots Nation Panel Examines The Growth Of The Political Internet | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At today's Netroots Nation panel, "From Dean To Obama: Four Years In the Internet Revolution," Joe Trippi, late of the John Edwards campaign, had an a...

Personal Democracy Forum: Blogging The Wisdom Of Crowds

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

For quite awhile now, I have thought that the netroots affair with Obama would not end well.

Internet Purchases Shouldn't Be Subsidized

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

So we cannot afford to lose tens of billions of dollars in state and local tax revenues by exempting internet sales. But even if it were affordable, there is no good economic reason to do so.