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First POST: Scary Monsters

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 31 2014

Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much more. Read More

Vote Different vs. PhonyFred.org: Apples to Apples?

BY Joshua Levy | Saturday, September 15 2007

This year has seen two controversies surrounding online political attacks that were designed to look voter-generated, but were actually produced by people indirectly connected to campaigns. In one, the producer and ... Read More

Tax Day Special Report: What is Online Fundraising?

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Sunday, April 15 2007

With all the attention being paid to how much money the candidates are raising online, I think we need to better understand what “online fundraising” means.  Does it just include funds that are solicited ... Read More

On "Hillary 1984": Phil de Vellis Speaks to YouTube and PoliticsTV

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 30 2007

YouTube news and politics editor Steve Grove has a great interview up on YouTube with Phil de Vellis (a.k.a. "ParkRidge47") on how and why he made the now famous "Vote Different"/Hillary 1984 video. The whole phenomenon ... Read More

Daily Digest: 3/28/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, March 28 2007

The Web on the Candidates There's a new GOP Bloggers straw poll out, and this month Fred Thompson is the conservatives' fave.   However, the Hotline's Blogometer is starting to notice a pattern: "a new name is ... Read More

Daily Digest: 3/23/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 23 2007

The Web on the Candidates He got it wrong: Yesterday morning, Ben Smith of the Politico reported that John Edwards was suspending his campaign due to his wife Elizabeth's recurrence of cancer. As we know now, Edwards is ... Read More

Daily Digest: 3/22/07 - Vote Different Edition

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, March 22 2007

The Web on the Candidates Comments from around the web: Ben Smith of the Politico: "The web consultant who left Obama's web consulting firm after taking credit for the Vote Different ad has been shadowed in the past by ... Read More

ParkRidge47 Mystery Solved by HuffPost

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 21 2007

My hat is off to Arianna Huffington and her crew for figuring out who made the "Vote Different" Hillary 1984 video mash-up, and even better for getting Phil de Vellis, its author, to say more about his reasons for ... Read More

ParkRidge47: Not an R, and Not Bill Hillsman

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 21 2007

It's become a parlor game for the chattering class: Who is ParkRidge47? TechPresident blogger David All has a great post up on his personal site that, at least for me, pretty definitively closes the door on the author ... Read More

Daily Digest: 3/21/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, March 21 2007

The Web on the Candidates The search for parkridge47: It's been two weeks since techPresident's Micah Sifry first posted his email exchange with "parkridge47," creator of the Obama/Clinton "Vote Different" video, but the ... Read More