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Pew: 14 Million Online Political Activists in U.S. Today

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 17 2007

The Pew Internet & American Life Project is releasing another of its ongoing reports tracking Americans' use of the internet today (and someone leaked us an advance copy), and this report contains some really ... Read More

Avaaz.org: MoveOn Goes International

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, January 16 2007

I've been collecting string about Avaaz.org for a while now, but after I queried founders Ricken Patel and Tom Perriello (of ResPublica) and Paul Hilder, and they begged off on a pre-launch interview, I figured there ... Read More

More on Technology and '08

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 10 2007

Jerome Armstrong started a pretty interesting thread over on MyDD by asking "What emerging technology or web-based practice do you think will have the biggest impact in 2008?" Among the answers coming in from ... Read More

Visualizing the Blogosphere

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, January 5 2007

Matthew Hurst has been producing some really cool computer-generated maps of the interconnections in the blogosphere, and his latest image is a beauty. He's centered it on DailyKos (the bright white dot in the center) ... Read More

More About Placeblogger.com

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, January 4 2007

So it turns out I was wrong to say yesterday that Lisa Williams' plan for her useful new site Placeblogger.com included "selling ads across its whole network of sites." That prompted queries from some curious bloggers ... Read More

How-To: Seven Ways to Find Local Political Blogs

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, January 2 2007

If all politics is local, then locally-focused blogs are obviously important to anyone engaged in politics. But since the internet doesn't come with zipcodes attached to urls, it's not obvious how to discover these ... Read More

Edwards Announcement Sets a High Bar Online

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 28 2006

Not only did John Edwards's 2008 campaign team break new ground online with his use of mobile shortcode (see Justin Oberman's blog post below), they've been busy all over the web. They put the obligatory video up on ... Read More

Elizabeth Edwards, Online and For Real

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 22 2006

Of all the figures on the national political scene, there is only one person who I think we can genuinely say is participating in the blogosphere, as opposed to just using it: Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Senator John ... Read More

And now for something completely different...

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 21 2006

What made you laugh this year? Here's the best William F. Buckley parody video I've ever seen: It is by my brother-in-law, I have to admit... But since humor travels on the web much further than serious, I repeat my ... Read More

More Congress Blogs Coming?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 21 2006

That's the scoop from Technology Daily's Aliya Sternstein, who reports that the House has notified Members that "secure blog software is now available for those who choose to maintain online journals." Sternstein ... Read More