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Self-Promotion Alert: NPR's Sunday Soapbox

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Today NPR launched their new Sunday Soapbox feature, in which a trio of bloggers will be writing about the election and posting audio podcasts of their commentary. The podcasts will be hosted on the Sunday Soapbox site ... Read More

Daily Digest: The First 21st Century Campaign?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Ronald Brownstein says we're in the midst of the first truly 21st century campaign; Eventful goes local; MoveOn petitions against ABC; Ethan Zuckerman and the Berkman crew watch their favorite YouTube videos; the Village ... Read More

Daily Digest: The First 21st Century Campaign?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Ronald Brownstein says we're in the midst of the first truly 21st century campaign; Eventful goes local; MoveOn petitions against ABC; Ethan Zuckerman and the Berkman crew watch their favorite YouTube videos; the Village ... Read More

Our Favorite Videos Of The Week: Baracky Obamaboa

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

In this week’s favorite videos, the campaigns get creative and retro, with Nader, Clinton, and Obama producing new campaign ads; Eyeblast.tv offers a retrospective of voter-generated video; and Baracky rises from ... 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

Politics: Web 2.0 - VulnerableSpace: A Comparison of 2008 Official Campaign Websites and MySpace

BY Michael Turk | Friday, April 18 2008

(cross posted at KungFuQuip) I'm in the second morning session at Politics: Web 2.0. Paul Zube from Michigan State is walking us through an analysis of candidate use of MySpace versus their own websites. His assumption ... 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

From Exposing Superdelegates to the Bitter Brouhaha, Web Activists Make Their Mark

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, April 17 2008

From Obama's "bitter" brouhaha to making new rules for the superdelegates, Internet activists are upending this presidential campaign. Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

friday >

Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Climate Changes

Google ends its support for ALEC; how network-centric organizing powered the big People's Climate march; is it time to retire the term "blogosphere"; and much, much more. GO

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