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GOP "Webification" Effort Could Backfire

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

One of the reasons the Democrats have taken such a significant percentage of under 30's is the internet and what the internet has done to the neuropsychology of these Millennials.

Liberals Try to Counter Conservatives on Twitter

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stefan Deeran

Conservatives are currently better connected than progressives on Twitter through their use of hashtags, a code users paste inside each tweet which tags posts that are relevant to specific audiences.

Look Who's Following me... Yikes!

Julia Bovey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julia Bovey

Someday, coal-fired electricity plants will likely be able to capture and store their global warming pollution, and that's something that NRDC encourages, as long as it's done well.

Dear President Obama: In Talking to China, Remember its People

Rebecca MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca MacKinnon

If you really want to take U.S.-China relations to a new level that rises above the day-to-day issues, you need to find new ways to engage the Chinese people themselves -- not just their government.

Join the National Teach-in on Global Warming, Feb 4-5!

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

Get a group of people together, find a room, and let the National Teach-in know that you want to talk to your congressional representatives about their plans for dealing with carbon emissions.

How the Huffington Post Helped Save a Life

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

In March 2008, I asked readers of HuffPost to reach out to reporters and bloggers to help tell the story of Turk Sabri Bogday, who at the time faced unjust execution in Saudi Arabia.

Life is Short. Have an Affair.

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

What do you think about a site that makes it easy to find people interested in having affairs? I'm thinking this is not geared to the younger set, but rather to aging boomers.

Chief Technology Officer to be Transformational?

David Kralik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kralik

Technology and the Internet were crucial to helping elect Barack Obama president and it will be crucial to the success of his administration.

The Pope's New YouTube Channel

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz


Why Old Media Can't Deny New Media

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Herzog

Twitter is a subset of new media. Your evening news and morning papers aren't quite there, lacking internet technologies, commenting, and synchronous interactivity.

Too Big to Succeed

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

What we don't appear to understand yet is that no amount of money, time or regulation can possibly resolve this problem while a few banks continue to hold the entire nation hostage.

The Obama Effect: Co-Creating History One Tweet at a Time

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

After the inauguration -- impervious to cold, color and creed -- the crowd remained joyous with street vendors hocking Obamawear at every slow moving step.

A Million Views (and Then Some) on Obama's Inauguration

Raafi Rivero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raafi Rivero

YouTube has become the default TV of the Internet. This is remarkable considering that a) It did not exist during the last presidential campaign and b) so much of the content is by non-professionals.

Maintaining Presidential Popularity During a Recession

Darrell West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darrell West

Obama is a gifted public speaker whose ability to inspire hope, confidence, and optimism is legendary. He relates well to ordinary folks and understands how to communicate in terms people understand.

The Icelandic "Facebook Revolution"

Sigtryggur Magnason | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sigtryggur Magnason

Icelanders don't have the culture of crowds. There are no subways, no train stations, so Facebook has made a great social impact and has played a vital role in the days since the economic crash.

Twitter Journalism

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

When it comes to breaking news -- from heroism on the Hudson to terror in Mumbai to calamity in California -- Twitter leads the pack these days.

Obamerica's Digital Congregation

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aimee Liu

Thanks to digital organizing, Obama now has a secular congregation as big as America. That congregation elected him. Now that same congregation is going to practice the values that he has preached.

The Final Jack Myers Media Business Report. It's Time to Get Into the Game.

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

Our industry is faced with an advertising depression, a rapid acceleration of media fragmentation, and audience shifts to non ad-supported media.

The Problem With Online Job Boards

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Job headline: "An Int'l Moving Company searching for a professional writer." A moving company of... ideas? I click on this link in Craigslist's "Writing/Editing" job section.

The Audacity of the Presidential Inauguration Committee: or This Land is Whose Land?

Susan Brison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Brison

I was hoping that hearing Gene Robinson speak at the Inaugural Concert would return to me the joy I felt on election night, but the Presidential Inauguration Committee decided to sell the property rights to HBO.

The 10 new Golden Rules for Living in a Web2.0 World

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

The 21st Century has ushered in new social media applications. But with access to these tools granted across the entire Bell curve of intelligences, it seems as if we have handed out guns to chimpanzees!


Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Earl Pomerantz

Ideas are like twinkling slivers of understanding. They flash in your mind, and you go, "Yeah!" It's not usually the whole thing that comes to you. Just a fragment.

Why the Youth Vote Is the Big Story -- For 2008 and for Decades to Come

Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber

We'd like to state the case for the youth vote as being crucial in understanding the Obama victory and what it means for the future. The youth vote deserves a lot of respect in its shaping of the electoral map.

Facebook Journalism

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Randi Zuckerberg: "When journalists can really engage with this audience and enlist Facebook users to market and share their content, that is such a powerful way to share credible news and information."

Smart Growth: Three Simple Steps to Help the Economy and the Planet

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Shireman

Taxes aren't just too high, they're too dumb. Whenever we put a tax on something, we get less of it. Yet, incomprehensibly, we continue to tax the things we want more of.