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Creepy... I'm Sorry, But it's Just Creepy

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Wednesday, April 9 2008

I just watched the new McCain girls video, "Here Comes McCain Again" and I am totally creeped out. Aside from the fact that they have butchered one of my favorite songs, the goth motif is really spooky. And the scene ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is It McCaining With You?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 9 2008

The McCain Girls are back with another video; the LA Times on political video mashups; congrats to Jose Antonio Vargas and the rest of WaPo for their six (!) Pulitzers; a proposed bill restricting access to valuable ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is It McCaining With You?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 9 2008

The McCain Girls are back with another video; the LA Times on political video mashups; congrats to Jose Antonio Vargas and the rest of WaPo for their six (!) Pulitzers; a proposed bill restricting access to valuable ... Read More

Friendly reminder to Obama: "Do you."

BY Chris Rabb | Tuesday, April 8 2008

I am not a high-priced, nationally-recognized political guru like Mark Penn, James Carville, or David Axelrod. I am a mere mortal not blessed with modest intelligence wrapped in the seductive candy-coating of white male ... Read More

One Last Request

BY | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Richardson for President, Inc, ________________________ Dear Friend, Millions of people have turned out in record numbers during our Democratic presidential process. Read More

Yahoo Buzz: Nationwide, PA, NC

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

I got my meathooks on some juicy new Yahoo! Buzz data showing voters’ searching trends nationally, in Pennsylvania, and in North Carolina. Also, to get a sense of how the web aligns with offline opinion and how it ... Read More

Announcing Rebooting Democracy

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Want to win a free pass to PdF 2008? Send us your ideas... Today we’re happy to announce a new PdF book project called Rebooting America: Democracy in the 21st Century, an anthology of essays from leading thinkers and ... Read More

Truckers are Organizing Online: Is a Nationwide Shutdown Coming?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Is a nationwide truckers' strike just over the horizon? As gasoline prices climb towards and past $4 a gallon, something is brewing that--with the help of the web--could very well upend the flatlining presidential ... Read More

Truckers are Organizing Online: Is a Nationwide Shutdown Coming?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Is a nationwide truckers' strike just over the horizon? As gasoline prices climb towards and past $4 a gallon, something is brewing that--with the help of the web--could very well upend the flatlining presidential ... Read More

Announcing Rebooting Democracy

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Want to win a free pass to PdF 2008? Send us your ideas... Today we’re happy to announce a new PdF book project called Rebooting America: Democracy in the 21st Century, an anthology of essays from leading thinkers and ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hosts

Airbnb in hot water in NYC; Knight Prototype Fund backs some civic tech projects; pondering Google's position on net neutrality; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Africa Calling

How some techies are starting to respond to the Ebola crisis; everything you need to know about GamerGate; how Twitter may upset the 2015 UK elections; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Burrowing

How Democratic candidates down-ballot are getting access to the same voter targeting tools used by larger campaigns; Microsoft Bing rolls out its election prediction program; Edward Snowden's first emails to Laura Poitras; and much, much more. GO

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