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First POST: Differentiation

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 6 2014

A second national security leaker surfaces; Russian criminals amass a horde of passwords and email addresses; President Obama contradicts his FCC chair on net neutrality; Snoop Lion and the New York Times editorial board have an online party; and much, much more. Read More

Community COUNTS Launches "Ask Congress"

BY Editors | Thursday, March 26 2009

Nearly two years ago, I helped pen a posting here, suggesting that politicians should embrace a new town hall format. The idea was that the Internet and user-ranked questions would help leverage a community's voice and ... Read More

Last Night's Press Conference: Obama Shuns Newspapers, Reporters Call "Audibles"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 25 2009

If you dedicated an hour of your life last night to watching Obama's second presidential press conference, then you saw that the way the president ticked through the list of pre-selected reporters made it seem like he ... Read More

Clearing the Cache: Campaign Obama's Secret Was Data, Data, Data

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 20 2009

Melissa Jenna Compagnucci (didn't we see her in one of the YouTube debates?) posts a YouTube video plugging "Ask the President." The Washington Times on its support for "Ask the President." Read More

"Ask the President" Launches; Let the Public Pick Questions for Obama

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 19 2009

On the first full day of his presidency, Barack Obama issued an executive memo calling on the government to become more transparent, participatory and collaborative. He wrote: Read More