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Show Us Some Real Money, Hillary!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 23 2008

As I suspected, the "Hillary raised $10 million online overnight"<?a> report that the Washington Post ran with earlier today was too good to be true. I don't know if the mistake is the reporter's or if someone at ... Read More

Show Us the Money, Hillary! [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 23 2008

The Clinton campaign says it raised $2.5 million online last night in the three hours after the Pennsylvania primary was called, and 80% of that came from new donors. But the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute ... Read More

Pre-liveblogging my talk at Politics Web 2.0 (heh)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Here are my notes for the talk I'm about to give at Politics Web 2.0 on "The Revolution Will Be Networked: How Open Source Politics is Emerging in America.” (Caveat emptor, your experience may vary.) Read More

Pre-liveblogging my talk at Politics Web 2.0 (heh)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Here are my notes for the talk I'm about to give at Politics Web 2.0 on "The Revolution Will Be Networked: How Open Source Politics is Emerging in America.” (Caveat emptor, your experience may vary.) Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Rating Candidate Sites, Dealing with Communication Overload

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Guess what? Close academic study of the presidential candidates reveals that the Democrats' site provided more information and participation opportunities, and were more professionally designed, than the Republicans'. ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Rating Candidate Sites, Dealing with Communication Overload

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Guess what? Close academic study of the presidential candidates reveals that the Democrats' site provided more information and participation opportunities, and were more professionally designed, than the Republicans'. ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: The Rise of Trickle-Up Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

Here are my notes on a very interesting talk by Rachel Gibson of the University of Manchester, titled "Trickle-up Politics? The Impact of Web 2.0 technologies on citizen participation." I think you'll find her overview ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: The Rise of Trickle-Up Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

Here are my notes on a very interesting talk by Rachel Gibson of the University of Manchester, titled "Trickle-up Politics? The Impact of Web 2.0 technologies on citizen participation." I think you'll find her overview ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Lessons from Dean, John Kerry and Beppe Grillo

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

More reporting from the front lines of academic research on politics and the internet: Now I'm sitting in on a panel with presentations on the connections between the Dean campaign and the New Left (no, he didn't slum ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Lessons from Dean, John Kerry and Beppe Grillo

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

More reporting from the front lines of academic research on politics and the internet: Now I'm sitting in on a panel with presentations on the connections between the Dean campaign and the New Left (no, he didn't slum ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed tuesday >

First POST: Company

The global "Snowden effect" is huge; how many consumer-facing online services fail the user privacy test; the Dems' 2016 digital to-do list; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Mood Slime

The Sony email leak reveals the MPAA's campaign against Google; how Uber is lobbying in local markets; mapping the #MillionsMarchNYC; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Cloudy

What the Internet is not; new analysis of public opinion on net neutrality; how cloud backup apparently foiled a police coverup; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Records

Is the future of citizen journalism vigilantism?; one tech mogul's vocal support for CIA torture; a cri de couer from the founder of the Pirate Bay; and much, much more. GO

Web Index Sees Impact of Net Neutrality, Surveillance and Copyright Laws

Denmark, Finland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden have come out on top of the Web Index, a ranking of the Web Foundation measuring the economic, social and political benefit that countries gain from the web. The United States is at number six. For the authors of the report accompanying the index, the results reflect how inequality has an impact on access to the web. "Nordic policy-makers have been quick to adopt and promote the free Internet - and open access to information - as a 21st century public good," the report states. " Others, as this year's findings show, need to move fast to catch up." The report attributes the Scandinavian countries' advantage to the countries' broader efforts to invest in public goods and establish a welfare and acting against " excess concentrations of wealth and power." With the lower inequality in those countries than in others, "the skills, means and freedoms to benefit from new technologies are widespread, which helps to explain why Scandinavian countries score highly on the political, social and economic impact of the Web GO

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