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How Social Media Accelerated Tunisia's Revolution: An Inside View

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, February 10 2011

Originally published on Epolitics.com Did Twitter and Facebook "cause" the Tunisian Revolution and the protests in Egypt? Not according to Malcolm Gladwell, as he and others have questioned the role of social media in ... Read More

In an Internet Age, All Politics is Local -- But All Fundraising is National

BY Colin Delany | Monday, September 27 2010

Originally published on Epolitics.com In Saturday's AMP Summit panel discussion on effective online campaigning, fellow online politics old-timer Chris Casey made a great observation: politics may still be local, but ... Read More

Behind the Tea Party Victories in Delaware & Alaska: A Big Fat Email List

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, September 15 2010

Cross-posted from Epolitics.com Hell of a political year so far, eh? The Tea Party Express just ran over its second establishment Republican in the past few weeks, and since Delaware's victorious Christine O'Donnell ... Read More

Using Google Mobile Advertising to Catch Voters Waiting at the Polls

BY Colin Delany | Monday, August 30 2010

Cross-published from Epolitics.com Update: See also Kate Kaye's earlier coverage at ClickZ. Politico's Morning Tech column has highlighted a clever use of mobile advertising in last week's Florida primaries: As the ... Read More

The Online Political Advertising Trinity: Google, Facebook...and AOL?

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, August 18 2010

Cross-published from Epolitics.com Maybe not yet, but AOL would certainly like political professionals to start thinking that way -- with Google monopolizing search advertising and Facebook dominating the social space, ... Read More

The World is Neither Flat Nor Round (It's Lumpy -- and Fractal)

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, June 16 2010

Cross-published from Epolitics.com Fun thought question from Michael Clements, moderator of yesterday's Digital Capital Week/Future of Media panel: if the world was once flat, then round, then flat again (at least, ... Read More

Is it Unethical for BP to Buy Google Ads on Oil Spill-Related Keywords?

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, June 9 2010

Originally published on Epolitics.com Minor scuffle in the online communications world: BP has purchased Google Ads on search terms related to the Gulf oil spill (for example: "oil spill"), with its ads showing up at the ... Read More

The Fundamental Dishonesty of the Republican YouCut Budget Project

BY Colin Delany | Saturday, May 22 2010

Cross-published from Epolitics.com The fruits of Eric Cantor's new "YouCut" project made it to the House floor last week, with results entirely predictable: nothing passed, and it did so amid great partisan kerfluffle. ... Read More

What’s The Next Big Thing?

BY Colin Delany | Sunday, April 18 2010

Cross-posted from Epolitics.com On the eve of the Politics Online Conference, and after some time thinking about the broader political and media landscape over the last few days, let's ask a big question -- what's next? ... Read More

“Call Me Barbara” — Carly Fiorina’s Microsite Adventures Continue, Painfully

BY Colin Delany | Friday, February 19 2010

Cross-published from Epolitics.com Not content to have started the "Demon Sheep" meme that gave such joy to so many earlier in the month, California's Carly Fiorina decided to relaunch her "Call Me Barbara" microsite ... Read More

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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. GO

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First POST: System-Gaming

Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Gimme Shelter

The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Tribes

Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

monday >

First POST: Inventions

How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

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