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Favorite Videos of the Week: It's Hard Out Here For A Chick [UPDATE]

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, May 9 2008

Ah Friday. Brew some coffee. Take a load off. Let YouTube take over. Watch as Mike Gravel sweeps Obama girl off her feet; as GOOD shows us where the money comes from in this campaign; as Cobra Commander asks for you ... Read More

Of, By, For, and Open for the people

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, May 9 2008

At a talk on Monday, Ellen Miller, Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation (Andrew and Micah are advisers to the Sunlight Foundation), said "there is a fundamental cultural change that has to happen not only with ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Next Right Gets Grassroots

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, May 8 2008

Conservative strategists team up to produce a new grassroots site for the right; some conservative bloggers are supporting Barack Obama, and some netroots bloggers are going for Clinton, while cats and dogs start living ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Next Right Gets Grassroots

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, May 8 2008

Conservative strategists team up to produce a new grassroots site for the right; some conservative bloggers are supporting Barack Obama, and some netroots bloggers are going for Clinton, while cats and dogs start living ... Read More

Political Implications of the Cognitive Surplus

BY Luigi Montanez | Thursday, May 8 2008

A new meme is spreading around the Tubes, and it’s a good one. Clay Shirky, part sociologist and part technologist, has coined the term “Cognitive Surplus”. Shirky, the author of the must-read Here ... Read More

What is Obama's Movement?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 8 2008

As the dust settles on the Democratic primary fight, I think more people are going to be turning their attention to understanding the significance of the new kind of political machine the Obama campaign has been ... Read More

Where do you stand on WhereIStand.com?

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, May 7 2008

People, issues, opinions. Where do you stand? Read More

Obama Girl Switches Sides

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, May 7 2008

Barack Obama won the North Carolina primary last night, but he may have lost his #1 fan. And to Mike Gravel, that player hater! Read More

A Tale of Two Emails

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, May 7 2008

Immediately after the Pennsylvania primary, Hillary Clinton raised $10 million (or something) and told us all about it. Terry McAuliffe, her campaign chairman, sent email messages trumpeting the good news about new money ... Read More

She's Still In, And She's Still In To Win

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, May 7 2008

Tim Russert be damned, Hillary Clinton is staying in the race. Here's an excerpt from the fundraising email her campaign just sent out (emphasis hers): Today, in every way that I know how, I am expressing my personal ... Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Jargon Busters

Changes in the RNC's tech team; big plans for digital democracy in the UK; how people in Cuba are making their own private Internet; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Stalking

How the DEA tracks millions of America motorists; will the Senate enter the 21st century?; Obama veteran Jeremy Bird's role in the upcoming Israeli election; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Video Stars

How the White House hit a home run on YouTube post-State of the Union; why the Barrett Brown sentencing casts a chill on online security research; how media producers use Crowdtangle to optimize their Facebook audiences; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Moneyballed

The Gates Foundation's new "global citizens" email database, and why it's a terrible idea; why young people like the NSA more than older people; using open data about NYC taxi drivers to ID Muslims; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Monkeying

Net neutrality proponents call foul on the GOP's plans; StandUnited.com seeks to be the right's Change.org; tons of civic tech news from mySociety, Chicago and Civic Hall in NYC; and much, much more. GO

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