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Second Thoughts on Second Life

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, December 18 2006

When I first heard about the interactive website Second Life, I thought "I don't even have time for my first life, let alone time to create a second one." And so far, I haven't made much time for it, judging that until ... Read More

Tom DeLay, Blogger?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, December 11 2006

More like, now you see it, now you don't. It appears that about two days ago (judging by Technorati's link history), Tom Delay turned his old campaign url,, into a blog, and Sunday made his first post: ... Read More

Who's Molesting Who on MySpace?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 7 2006

The giant social networking hub MySpace was in the news yesterday for announcing that it will soon be scouring its 100 million-plus member pages for known child molesters, using existing databases to match them not just ... Read More

Glover's Low Blow on Bloggers

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 3 2006

Do you think the "bloggers vs journalists" fight is over, as Jeff Jarvis exclaimed to me at a panel we were on together last week at the Museum of Television and Radio? I argued with Jeff then that it was far from over, ... Read More

Internet Causing "Crisis" in Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 20 2006

This morning's hot story on the internet and politics comes from across the pond in England, where the BBC reports that Tony Blair's departing chief strategy adviser Matthew Taylor says the web is producing a "crisis" ... Read More

How the "Tipping Point" Happened to Carol Shea-Porter

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 14 2006

If you want to get an insider's view on how one underfunded Democratic congressional candidate beat the insiders' handpicked contender and then went on to beat her Republican incumbent opponent, check out this diary on ... Read More

Spitzer Experimenting with E-Government?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 9 2006

Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer of New York has gotten some attention for launching a "Transition: New York" website, but the New York Times report on his online venture missed the real story. It's not that the site makes ... Read More

Election Approaches; Political Hacks Bloom!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, November 3 2006

It seems as if everyone is rolling out interesting bits of political technology as Election Day approaches. Here are some of the more intriguing examples I've come across in the last few days; feel free to add your own ... Read More

More About Evoca

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 26 2006

Having discovered Evoca through Sherrod Brown's use of the service to enable campaign supporters to post audio endorsements on his website, I emailed the company's CEO and co-founder Murem Sharpe to find out more. She ... Read More

Sherrod Brown Goes Evoca: Posts Audio Endorsements From Ordinary Voters

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 26 2006

Sherrod Brown's campaign is doing something cool: they're inviting supporters to post audio recordings explaining why they support his campaign for the U.S. Senate, using a web service called Evoca. It's a smart way to ... Read More