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Obama Internet

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.

Transformative Mobilization: From Obama's Campaign Techniques to Public Diplomacy

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

What would it mean to harness, for global understanding, the Obama campaign's approach to "movement" thinking and its brilliant exploitation of the potential of the Internet?

Facebooking Obama's Cabinet

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The cyberstalking of Obama's administration has begun.

Obama Staffs Up Web Outreach Crew For Transition

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now this is a good sign: The Obama transition team has just signed up two leading Web types for the transition's Internet outreach team, a welcome ind...

Obama's Victory, Gen Y, and the New Rules for Communication

Kirk Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kirk Snyder

It's clear that the reason so many young people became involved with the Obama campaign was because he reached them based on an understanding about these new rules for communication.

Obama To Create First Truly "Wired" Presidency

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Armed with millions of e-mail addresses and a political operation that harnessed the Internet like no campaign before it, Barack Obama will enter the ...

How You YouTubed This Election (Video)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

In America's first YouTube election, it turns out the voters were mainly in charge -- not the campaigns or news organizations.

Obama Win Helps Tech, Could Hurt Hollywood

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

From top to bottom, the Obama/Biden plan has just about everything the tech/Internet industry could ask for. But Hollywood is at a crossroads as it decides how to leverage its usual influence within a Democratic administration.

Volunteers Report on the Full-Media Campaign: How Obama Is Mailing, Pinging and Texting His Grassroots Supporters

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

With its persistent cascade of well-crafted emails, text messages, phone calls, door knocks and campaign ads, the Obama machine has honed the fine art of guilt as well as has any overbearing mother.

Why I Support Barack Obama

Tim O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim O'Reilly

We need a president who is conversant with, and comfortable with, the power of technology to assist in solving America's problems.

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.

Denver Vlogging For Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

The big reason I'm here is to stand up for participatory democracy. This election marks the serious beginning of a shift from big-money governance to networked governance.

Obama's Video Guru: How We Owned The YouTube Primary

SAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the polls, the Democratic primary was a squeaker. Online, however, it wasn't close: Barack Obama dominated the discourse and steamrolled Hillary Cl...

Campaign Internet Strategists Clash At Web Conference

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

"McCain doesn't use a computer. I mean, I would try explaining email, Facebook, Twitter -- massive social movements -- to your grandmother and ask her to apply that to governing and see if that would work for you."

The Online Battle: Can McCain Compete With Obama?

Politico | BEN ADLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When John McCain, 71, wanted Barack Obama, 46, to join him at a series of town hall meetings, he dispatched a messenger to hand-deliver the invitation...