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Live, from Wikimania

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 4 2006

I'm sitting in a packed hall at the Harvard Law School, listening to Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, talk about the past, present and future of the open information movement. Wikipedia's radical goal, ... Read More

RightRoots vs Netroots?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 2 2006

Looks like some Republicans are taking a page from grass-roots Democrats, and have started their own website to help small donors pool political contributions to candidates for office. A group of high-profile GOP ... Read More

Who's Who Among GOP Net-Hacks?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, July 25 2006

Read this article in Human Events Online for a nice round-up of the leading stars of the politech-right, any of whom might well fill the same role for Republican presidential candidates that former Kerry blogger Peter ... Read More

"Popup Politician" Debuts from Sunlight Labs

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 24 2006

Thomas Jefferson memorably said, "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government," but these days a big part of the problem with that admirable notion is that we're glutted with ... Read More

Personal Democracy Forum seeks Associate Editor

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 28 2006

This kind of opportunity doesn't come around all that often--Personal Democracy Forum is seeking a highly motivated, creative individual to join our editorial team. In tandem with me, PDF's executive editor, our ... Read More

"Elite Bloggers" and the Read-Write Web

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 22 2006

Is there such a thing as an "elite blogger"? That's the question I'm mulling as I read through the storm of posts in the political blogs--right, left and center--that are discussing whether Markos Moulitsas and Jerome ... Read More

File Under: Stupid Net Tricks

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 22 2006

About the dumbest political technology move I've seen in weeks: the decision by the Republican governor of Kentucky to block access by state employees to the blog of a leading critic of his, the Bluegrass Report. The ... Read More

Email Congress...Not

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 15 2006

While most businesses and non-profits hungrily try to build their email lists, there's one group of people who paradoxically seem to want fewer chances to engage their customers, not more. That is, Members of Congress. ... Read More

Baptist Blogger Power Fuels Convention Upset

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 14 2006

According to this story from the Associated Baptist Press, the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention--one of America's most conservative religious groups--is an outsider who owes his election in part to the ... Read More

Warner: Cybergenic? Yes, But.

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, June 10 2006

So I went to Governor Mark Warner's blowout bash at the Stratosphere last night in Las Vegas, and amid the piles of free sushi, "Blogoritas" and "Kos-mopolitians," I tried to discern what makes him the "Internet ... Read More