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Bush Digs Blogs

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 23 2006

But do blogs dig Bush? Actually that question didn't come up, but apparently even the notoriously uninterested-in-the-media occupant of the Oval Office recognizes the power of the blogosphere. Thanks to Wizbang for the ... Read More

Goodmail Hunting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, March 18 2006

The debate over charging bulk email senders continues today with a strong op-ed piece by Esther Dyson in the New York Times that implicitly attacks all the arguments of the coalition. The issue was discussed ... Read More

Fun Tool: Bitty Browser

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 16 2006

PC Forum always features some new companies with cool products, and this year's winner for me was It's so simple you have to wonder why no one thought of this before. As they put it, "Bitty is the little ... Read More

Online Networks and Class

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 16 2006

I'm a big fan of the online social networking phenomenon, as you can probably tell from my adjoining article about But before it fades from memory (and jet-lag will do that to you) I wanted to add one ... Read More

Google for Politics, 101

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 15 2006

Google any member of the New York State legislature and up comes a sponsored ad showing their grade on a "middle-class report card" put together by the liberal Drum Major Institute think-tank. It looks like this: This ... Read More

Democracy TV update

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 14 2006

Just got a note from David Moore with this news: "The Democracy open-source video player has been downloaded over 150,000 times since its launch in mid-February, we have over 28,000 individuals signed up on our e-mail ... Read More

What is Grass-Roots?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 14 2006

The theme of Esther Dyson's annual PC Forum conference this year is "Erosion of Power: Users in Charge," but as I listened to this morning's panel on "Behavioral Targeting 2.0," I found myself wondering if there was an ... Read More

Politics Online 2006: The Changing Media Landscape

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 7 2006

Live, from Politics Online at George Washington University, here are my semi-verbatim notes (i.e. these are not perfect direct quotes but my best paraphrasing) on a lively morning plenary called "The Changing Media ... Read More

Another Side to the Goodmail Debate?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 3 2006

I haven't quite made up my mind about AOL's so-called "e-mail tax," which Matt Stoller blogged about here earlier in the week (at my urging). On one hand, it's hard to accept paying a price for a service that costs AOL ... Read More

Announcing New PDF Feature: Campaign Website Reviews

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 1 2006

Today, I'm pleased to unveil our new section of Campaign Website Reviews, which launches with a close look at Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign site by Michael Turk, former e-campaign director for Bush-Cheney 2004 and ... Read More