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SMS (Solidarity Message For Sederot)

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, January 5 2009

As the conflict in the Middle East continues rockets fired by Hamas continue to fall into the Israeli city of Sederot where countless of innocent victims have 15 seconds to find shelter and or find their children and ... Read More

Seesmic Partnering With Washington Post For Post Debate Video Blogging Commentary

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, October 7 2008

Not sure how this is going to play out but the video micro blogging site Seesmic just announced a partnership with the Washington Post's and Chris Cillizza''s "The Fix." Seesmic's conversation platform will be embedded ... Read More

Look To The Social Mobile Longtail To Empower Grassroots Mobile Campaigns

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, September 23 2008

My good friend Ken Bank's from Kiwanja.net has written a phenomenal article for publius.cc, the syndicated project of Harvard's Berkman Center For Internet & Society. You may remember the name because we first wrote ... Read More

Nokia Mobile Application Contest To Change The World

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, September 23 2008

In the US they are not such a big deal. But in the rest of the world the word cell phone and Nokia are often said under the same breath. The Finnish company has 40 percent of the world market. That means 1 in every 4 ... Read More

Launched @TC50: CauseCast, One Stop Philanthropy Shop

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, September 16 2008

While Politics4All was the only political technology at the demo pit of TechCrunch50, CauseCast.org was one of the socially minded technologies that got to grace the stage as one of TechCrunch's top 50 startups and ... Read More

POST TC50: Politics4All Launches A New Political Social Networking Site

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, September 15 2008

While I usually cover only the mobile stuff for Personal Democracy and TechPresident I happened to be one of the few PDF/TechPresident bloggers at the TechCrunch 50 event in San Francisco last week. While I was there ... Read More

POST TC50: Politics4All Launches A New Campaign Based Political Social Networking Site

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, September 15 2008

While I usually cover only the mobile stuff for Personal Democracy and TechPresident I happened to be one of the few PDF/TechPresident bloggers at the TechCrunch 50 event in San Francisco last week. While I was there ... Read More

POST TC50: Politics4All Launches A New Campaign Based Political Social Networking Site

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, September 15 2008

While I usually cover only the mobile stuff for Personal Democracy and TechPresident I happened to be one of the few PDF/TechPresident bloggers at the TechCrunch 50 event in San Francisco last week. While I was there ... Read More

Beyond the Mobile Hype In Election '08

BY Justin Oberman | Wednesday, September 3 2008

After a long hiatus abroad and working on a new project, I came home this August to a barrage of inquires regarding the usage of mobile phones in this year's election. While I had been following all of the news ... Read More

Beyond the Mobile Hype In Election '08

BY Justin Oberman | Wednesday, September 3 2008

After a long hiatus abroad and working on a new project, I came home this August to a barrage of inquires regarding the usage of mobile phones in this year's election. While I had been following all of the news ... Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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