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Chris Bowers' Powers

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 25 2006

You can't miss the impact of one well-networked blogger, Chris Bowers of, on the final weeks of the election. About a week ago he had a brainstorm: if the DNC was going to borrow $10 million to try to support ... Read More

HotSoup's Tepid

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 25 2006

For a harsh and hilarious review of HotSoup, the new political social networking site led by a raft of Beltway big-feet, read Blog P.I.'s take. Mike Turk says "it may be the most poorly conceived idea since Kevin ... Read More

HotSoup Sneak Peek

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 19 2006

Want to get a look at the innards of HotSoup--the soon-to-be-launched new entry in the social-networking sweepstakes? While the site's homepage will turn you away, just go to any of these links--HotIssues, About, Press, ... Read More

Have Liberals Cornered Web 2.0?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 12 2006

That's the provocative premise of Robert Cox, president of the nonpartisan Media Bloggers Association and a blogger who was made famous by the New York Times' idiotic decision to sue him for posting a parody of its ... Read More

Careful: Don't Game Social News Sites

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 12 2006

The Bivings Report says that it appears the folks at ThinkProgress, a prolific and well-written blog connected to the Center for American Progress, have been trying to artificially pump up their stories on Digg, ... Read More

Hot New Oversight Databases Go Live

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 10 2006

Want to know exactly how the federal government spends your money, or which contractors get the bulk of government deals, or what percentage of those contracts are bid competitively? Or, would you like to find out how ... Read More

How to Blog Anonymously

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 5 2006

Do you want to blow the whistle on some kind of wrong-doing, but you can't afford the risk of being exposed? Here is the best, most up-to-date guide on how to protect the secrecy of your identity online, written by ... Read More

Google Head Geeks Out on Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 4 2006

Yesterday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was in Britain, giving a speech before the Conservative Party's annual conference, and he also made some news in an interview with the Financial Times where he talked about the ... Read More

Exley on Trusting the People

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, October 1 2006

Just read it. It's terrific. Read More

Good Reading on Blogging and Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, October 1 2006

It's a relief, after all the heavy-breathing nonsense from pundits like David Brooks about Markos Moulitsas as some kind of "kingmaker" and Lee Siegel about "blogofascism," to read a smart essay on the way that the ... Read More