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YouTube: Ron Paul: Going the Distance

BY | Tuesday, February 12 2008

Dr. Paul gives another update on the campaign (02/11/08). Author: RonPaul2008dotcom Keywords: ron-paul Added: February 11, 2008 Read More

Daily Digest: Yes We Can Has Cheezburgers

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, February 11 2008

Zephyr Teachout's check to Obama is sent back to her, but she doesn't mind; a "Yes We Can"-style video for John McCain?; And the kittenz take over the Yes We Can theme, adding Cheezburgers to the mix; some of our charts ... Read More

Daily Digest: Yes We Can Has Cheezburgers

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, February 11 2008

Zephyr Teachout's check to Obama is sent back to her, but she doesn't mind; a "Yes We Can"-style video for John McCain?; And the kittenz take over the Yes We Can theme, adding Cheezburgers to the mix; some of our charts ... Read More

Call for Help: Create Petitions to Count the Vote in Washington State, Count the Popular Vote in the DNC

BY Zephyr Teachout | Monday, February 11 2008

Hey web geniuses, creative Lakoffians, organizers, the people need some petitions: (1) Count Every Vote in Washington (2) Superdelegates, Defer As you can see, I need some wording help here. Read More

The RNC's Valentine Cards

BY Michael Turk | Monday, February 11 2008

The RNC is pushing a Valentine centered campaign this week with a set of eCards you can mail to your friends. Check them out at www.GOPValentine.com. They feature such witty content as Hillary saying, "If I could ... Read More

"Our President, Ourselves" email campaign for Hillary

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 11 2008

You know when something is spreading online when your friends ask you about it spontaneously. That's how I heard about feminist Robin Morgan's online rallying cry for Hillary Clinton, "Goodbye To All That (#2)," which ... Read More

Hillary Clinton's Online Fundraising Ads

BY Colin Delany | Sunday, February 10 2008

The Clinton campaign has started advertising for donations on Washington Post online properties. Read More

Mo' Money, Mo' Money, Mo' Money

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, February 10 2008

The latest news on the Democratic fundraising front is astounding. Read More

FRANK RICH: Hillary's Town Hall Reviewed by the Butcher of Broadway

BY Dan Manatt | Sunday, February 10 2008

Rich's column focuses less on the technology aspect debated by Zephyr and myself earlier in the week, and Friday by Ari Melber, but worth reading: ... Read More

Kansas And Louisiana Wins Yesterday!

BY | Sunday, February 10 2008

Yesterday's big Kansas, Louisiana wins reaffi Read More

Transparency and Public Shaming: Pakistan Tackles Tax Evasion

In Pakistan, where only one in 200 citizens files their income tax return, authorities published a directory of taxpayers' details for the first time. Officials explained the decision as an attempt to shame defaulters into paying up.

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Facebook Seeks Approval as Financial Service in Ireland. Is the Developing World Next?

On April 13 the Financial Times reported that Facebook is only weeks away from being approved as a financial service in Ireland. Is this foray into e-money motivated by Facebook's desire to conquer the developing world before other corporate Internet giants do? Maybe.

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The Rise and Fall of Iran's “Blogestan”

The robust community of Iranian bloggers—sometimes nicknamed “Blogestan”—has shrunk since its heyday between 2002 – 2010. “Whither Blogestan,” a recent report from the University of Pennsylvania's Iran Media Program sought to find out how and why. The researchers performed a web crawling analysis of Blogestan, survey 165 Persian blog users, and conducted 20 interviews with influential bloggers in the Persian community. They found multiple causes of the decline in blogging, including increased social media use and interference from authorities.

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Weekly Readings: What the Govt Wants to Know

A roundup of interesting reads and stories from around the web. GO

Russia to Treat Bloggers Like Mass Media Because "the F*cking Journalists Won't Stop Writing"

The worldwide debate over who is and who isn't a journalist has raged since digital media made it much easier for citizen journalists and other “amateurs” to compete with the big guys. In the United States, journalists are entitled to certain protections under the law, such as the right to confidential sources. As such, many argue that blogging should qualify as journalism because independent writers deserve the same legal protections as corporate employees. In Russia, however, earning a place equal to mass media means additional regulations and obligations, which some say will lead to the repression of free speech.

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Politics for People: Demanding Transparent and Ethical Lobbying in the EU

Today the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) launched a campaign called Politics for People that asks candidates for the European Parliament to pledge to stand up to secretive industry lobbyists and to advocate for transparency. The Politics for People website connects voters with information about their MEP candidates and encourages them to reach out on Facebook, Twitter or by email to ask them to sign the pledge.

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Security Agencies Given Full Access to Telecom Data Even Though "All Lebanese Can Not Be Suspects"

In late March, Lebanese government ministers granted security agencies unrestricted access to telecommunications data in spite of some ministers objections that it violates privacy rights. Global Voices reports that the policy violates Lebanon's existing surveillance and privacy law, Law 140, but has gotten little coverage from the country's mainstream media.

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