Personal Democracy Plus Our premium content network. LEARN MORE You are not logged in. LOG IN NOW >

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

Daily Digest: Hillary Follows No One (On Twitter)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

Last night's debate is roundly criticized on liberal blogs; a new site asks Obama supporters to add their testimonials; a London Mayoral candidate will hold a live chat with voters; a nostalgic look at voter-generated ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Follows No One (On Twitter)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

Last night's debate is roundly criticized on liberal blogs; a new site asks Obama supporters to add their testimonials; a London Mayoral candidate will hold a live chat with voters; a nostalgic look at voter-generated ... 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

Politics: Web 2.0 - Visibility Reach, Participation, & Peer Production

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, April 17 2008

Micah Sifry is busy covering the session focused almost entirely on the 2004 Dean campaign, so I decided to pop into a session focused, at least in theory, on analyses of practical applications of technology. Sandra ... Read More

Politics: Web 2.0 - Facebook and Clustering of Ideological Types

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, April 17 2008

Session 1 of the Politics: Web 2.0 Conference brings us to an examination of Facebook and clustering of ideological types and research done by Brian Gaines and Jeff Mondak at the University of Illinois. One of the fears ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: On the Future of Government in the Digital Era

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

I'm at the Politics Web 2.0 conference at the University of London, Royal Hollaway, and things have just kicked off. As always with my visits to conferences, I will try to blog that which I find interesting (I'm no Ethan ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: On the Future of Government in the Digital Era

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

I'm at the Politics Web 2.0 conference at the University of London, Royal Hollaway, and things have just kicked off. As always with my visits to conferences, I will try to blog that which I find interesting (I'm no Ethan ... Read More

Obama Targets Pennsylvania Voters with Pure Persuasion Ads

BY Kate Kaye | Wednesday, April 16 2008

Senator Barack Obama's campaign has demonstrated a willingness to use local online advertising to reach voters in particular primary states. Now, with the important Pennsylvania primary around the corner, Obama for ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

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

thursday >

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

More