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Nader Again: A Snare and a Delusion

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 26 2008

Ralph Nader is running for president, again. But he has a problem: he doesn't understand the web as well as the web understands him. Message to Ralph: It's not the 1970s any more. It's not even the 1990s any more. Read More

Videracy, and the Latest Riff on "Yes We Can": "No You Can't"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 14 2008

Does the left have a monopoly on funny satire? Does Final Cut Pro only work on computers owned by progressives? Or is it something in the water? What makes some people "viderate" and others embarrassingly illiterate in ... Read More

Videracy, and the Latest Riff on "Yes We Can": "No You Can't"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 14 2008

Does the left have a monopoly on funny satire? Does Final Cut Pro only work on computers owned by progressives? Or is it something in the water? What makes some people "viderate" and others embarrassingly illiterate in ... Read More

Over the Horizon: User-Centered Online Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 12 2008

Esther Dyson argues that while Google and a host of start-ups are refining their ability to target advertising at consumers, the long-term news is in how web users are learning, through sites like Facebook, to control ... Read More

Over the Horizon: User-Centered Online Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 12 2008

Esther Dyson argues that while Google and a host of start-ups are refining their ability to target advertising at consumers, the long-term news is in how web users are learning, through sites like Facebook, to control ... Read More

"Our President, Ourselves" email campaign for Hillary

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 11 2008

You know when something is spreading online when your friends ask you about it spontaneously. That's how I heard about feminist Robin Morgan's online rallying cry for Hillary Clinton, "Goodbye To All That (#2)," which ... Read More

Mo' Money, Mo' Money, Mo' Money

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, February 10 2008

The latest news on the Democratic fundraising front is astounding. Read More

Money, Money, Money, Money

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, February 9 2008

The online fundraising war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has turned into a daily battle of the press releases, and it's hard to say for sure what the numbers truly mean. Read More

Daily Digest: Romney Lost Because He Relied Too Much on the GOP Echo Chamber

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 8 2008

More on young voters in 2008; lost votes in California?; Ben Smith shares the labor and the smarts; Real Clear Politics earns some kudos; Matt Stoller reinvents campaign finance reform; Patrick Leahy wants the Founding ... Read More

Daily Digest: Romney Lost Because He Relied Too Much on the GOP Echo Chamber

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 8 2008

More on young voters in 2008; lost votes in California?; Ben Smith shares the labor and the smarts; Real Clear Politics earns some kudos; Matt Stoller reinvents campaign finance reform; Patrick Leahy wants the Founding ... Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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