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Squelching the Local Blawg Hype

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, July 5 2005

It comes as no surprise that blog-boosters like our very own contributing editor Michael Bassik rally around anything supporting the significance of blogs in political campaigns, local and otherwise -- but some ... Read More

Did She Say Giving Sex to Children? PDF Conference Video Is Up!

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, June 21 2005

Yep -- now you can see Arianna make her infamous quip, check out Dan Gilmor as he requests that Buzzmetrics' Jonathan Carson "open the kimono" and more. Take a look at our first batch of video clips from this year's PDF ... Read More

The Back Chat is Back!

BY Kate Kaye | Thursday, June 16 2005

You heard about the PDF Conference Back Chat -- heck, you may have even been among the attendees whose highly intellectual (and...uh...not so intellectual) thoughts were projected onto the enormous Back Chat screen at ... Read More

Do Republicans Do Tech Better Than Dems?

BY Kate Kaye | Monday, June 13 2005

Conservative campaign strategy consultant and blog pundit Matt Lewis thinks so. In response to a recent column from Susan Estrich on RealClearPolitics, Lewis opines that the GOP knows how to apply technology more ... Read More

Schundler Image Big Foul for Big Fish

BY Kate Kaye | Monday, June 6 2005

By now many of you fanatical Web gossip hounds have come across the story of a photo faux-pas involving NJ Republican Bret Schundler. It turns out a photo on the merch section of his primary campaign site had featured a ... Read More

Weiner's NYC Mayoral Campaign Site Insecure?

BY Kate Kaye | Sunday, May 22 2005

It appears that Anthony Weiner's official NYC Mayoral campaign site is (gulp) insecure -- and I don't mean it has low self-esteem. I've checked the site's donation page, which requests credit card and personal info, in ... Read More

PDF Founder Wants Voters to Contribute Ideas to NYC Public Advocate Platform

BY Kate Kaye | Sunday, May 22 2005

Putting his open source philosophy to the test, NYC Public Advocate candidate Andrew Rasiej plans on posting and exploring questions about issues on his site. A 5/19 email announcement from the campaign also claims to ... Read More

Research Shows E-Voting Favored Bush, but Disputes Irregularity Argument

BY Kate Kaye | Friday, May 13 2005

A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that Bush did better among voters using touch-screen voting machines, and disputes suggestions that the prez got more votes because of touch-screen machine ... Read More

Speakers Battle Over Broadcast vs. Web for Political Campaigns

BY Kate Kaye | Thursday, May 12 2005

Dave Pollak, Founder of Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century, and a speaker at this coming Monday's PDF Conference argues that TV's still on top, but other speakers beg to differ. In anticipation of the second ... Read More

Darr Says Online Activists Will Make Partisanship Worse

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, May 3 2005

A speaker at this year's PDF Conference, Carol Darr, Director, Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, opines, "the Internet will exacerbate the partisanship that already exists in national politics today," ... Read More

News Briefs

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

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Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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