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The Twittering Class and the Primaries

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

While many political junkies are used to following election results on the TV, with news anchors reporting the news -- if there is any -- in a more or less orderly fashion, many online politics hounds need a quicker fix. ... Read More

Daily Digest: Who Wants Obama's Waffles?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

An eager diner-goer auctions off Barack Obama's half-eaten waffle; Google bombing the truth about Obama; Steve Grove starts blogging; John McCain fights the North Carolina GOP about a new TV ad; a prescient Obama memo ... Read More

Daily Digest: Who Wants Obama's Waffles?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

An eager diner-goer auctions off Barack Obama's half-eaten waffle; Google bombing the truth about Obama; Steve Grove starts blogging; John McCain fights the North Carolina GOP about a new TV ad; a prescient Obama memo ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Pugilist Primary

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 23 2008

Hillary wins PA, boxing metaphors take over the universe; John McCain is the ultimate winner of PA, and liberal groups keep attacking; Off The Bus provides the sanest coverage of the primary; Willie Horton ad-man Floyd ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Pugilist Primary

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 23 2008

Hillary wins PA, boxing metaphors take over the universe; John McCain is the ultimate winner of PA, and liberal groups keep attacking; Off The Bus provides the sanest coverage of the primary; Willie Horton ad-man Floyd ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Obama Money Bomb Bombs?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 22 2008

MySpace and NBC team up for mutual back scratching enhanced campaign coverage; Andrew Romano on headline-happy coverage from the campaign trail; MoveOn announces voting on voter-submitted pro-Obama videos; the Obama ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Obama Money Bomb Bombs?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 22 2008

MySpace and NBC team up for mutual back scratching enhanced campaign coverage; Andrew Romano on headline-happy coverage from the campaign trail; MoveOn announces voting on voter-submitted pro-Obama videos; the Obama ... Read More

Daily Digest: Where is the Conservative MoveOn?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 21 2008

The HuffPost breaks more news, this time about Hillary's close-door comments; two strategists weigh in on why there's no conservative MoveOn; the perils of Obama's social networking strategy; a million strong Facebookers ... Read More

Daily Digest: Where is the Conservative MoveOn?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 21 2008

The HuffPost breaks more news, this time about Hillary's closed-door comments; two strategists weigh in on why there's no conservative MoveOn; the perils of Obama's social networking strategy; a million strong ... Read More

Obama Gaining in PA?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Think Wednesday's ABC debate hurt Obama's chance in next week's Pennsylvania primary? New Yahoo Buzz data and recent offline polls might cause you to think again. According to data just released by Yahoo, online interest ... 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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