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That's All She...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

A three day weekend has been declared in PdF land, so with that, my time here on techPresident is officially done. Again, it's been a pleasure. I'll see you on the Internet. Read More

China Keeping Tabs on Microbloggers' Organizing, Crude Poems

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

Chinese authorities are cracking down on perceived challenges that are popping up on 'microblogging' platforms, reports the New York Times' Michael Wines in a pair of articles. They are, reports Wines, objecting to ... Read More

Tech-Savvy FCC Managing Director Wraps Up Stint, Heads to USAID

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

Steve VanRoekel Today's the last day in the office for Steve VanRoekel, the managing director of the Federal Communications Commission. Appointed by FCC chair Julius Genachowski, during his two year stint VanRoekel ... Read More

A Call for Saner Texting Economics

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

The folks over at Revolution Messaging, which grew out of the Obama campaign and has come specialize in using mobile communications and other digital tools to advance political causes, are aruging that in the United ... Read More

Google Tells Kazakhstan It Won't Help 'Fracture the 'Net'

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

Google.kz Google Inc. is saying that it won't obey a requirement of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Communications to physically host servers serving up its .kz domain within the borders of that central Asian country. Doing ... Read More

Rep. Anthony Weiner, Internet Daredevil

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 9 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner; photo credit: mysticchildz If you really pay attention to the details of this whole Anthony Weiner situation, one of the things that jumps out is just how amazingly reckless the 46 year-old married ... Read More

A Look Back at the PdF-That-Was

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 8 2011

Jay Rosen; photo credit: Esty Stein A fairly random short collection of links to bits floating around on PdF '11: Two people who had never heard of Jim Gilliam before yesterday reflect on his talk. First, Jake Levine: ... Read More

Where the Church of the Internet Goes From Here

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 8 2011

Jim Gilliam, you might have heard, gave a provocative and stirring talk at Personal Democracy Forum yesterday in which he declared that "The Internet is My Religion." Gilliam described his embrace of a faith ... Read More

Pawlenty's "Google Test" Has Fans in Digital Government

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 8 2011

Tim Pawlenty; photo credit: Gage Skidmore Talking about the need to reduce the size of government, Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says that he thinks about applying "The Google Test." The what ... Read More

Reading Your Inbox for Political Dollars

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 7 2011

You know how Rapportive can serve up social data keyed off your Gmail inbox? Meet Inbox Influence. It does the same thing, basically, but with details on the political money tied to the people and organizations in your ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: In It To Win It

Hillary Clinton's updated Twitter bio; lots of election data-porn, if you're into that kind of thing; the debate over digital keys and backdoors; protests by hologram; and much, much more. GO

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