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Off the SOPA Box and Into the Town Square

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The Internet blackout was an innovation for sure, but it still belongs in the category of advocacy politics that I'll called "Surround and Punish." What is missing is something the military calls "situational awareness."

Soooo 15 Months Ago: Can Team Obama Close Engagement Gap By Green-Lighting Social Media?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Now that the White House has cleared the way for members to use social media, will we hear more from major players, like Kathleen Sebelius on health care or George Mitchell on Israel-Palestine?

New Report on OFA: High Turnout in The Field, Low Impact on The Hill

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The reviews of the president's first year are rolling in, but most neglect the biggest force that Obama brought to Washington: His volunteer army.

McCain Wades Into Email Fight Over Stimulus

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Organizationally, McCain's campaign email list is very thin, since the majority of addresses were purchased, not organically recruited.

Federal Webmasters Onboard for Online Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Looks like the folks who run Federal web sites got the idea of more effective and honest government years ago, but didn't get heard 'til recently.

Online Assistance Arrives to Combat Voting Hurdles, Glitches and Dirty Tricks

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

Twitter users are encouraged to report any voting problems with the hashtag #votereport now through Election Day. Specific problems should be sent to @866ourvote along with #EP followed by the state in question, like #EPFL for Florida.

The Rising Tide Of Online Opposition To Paulson's Plunder

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Micah Sifry

A sure indicator of public sentiment against the Paulson plan was the rapid spread of emails and websites poking fun at it. One email purporting to be from Paulson imitated the Nigerian scam emails that beg for cash.

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

Personal Democracy Forum: Twitter Debate On Now!

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

Beginning Friday evening, representatives from the Obama and McCain campaigns will be embarking on a four-day debate online, via Twitter, and moderated by Ana Marie Cox.

Ron Paul: Still President Of The Web

Silicon Valley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ron Paul has no practical chance of winning the Republican nomination for president, but his sustained Web caché is remarkable. Last time we checked ...