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Daily Digest: The Letter Wars of 2008

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 28 2008

The Letter Wars: MoveOn fights a letter from Clinton donors with their own letter; Political Machine is apparently some sort of game about politics. We're not sure; a conversation about Obama and the "digital presidency" ... Read More

The Social Filter

BY Fred Stutzman | Friday, March 28 2008

Yesterday's NYT turned its gaze to the patterns of political connection young people are establishing in social media. In an article entitled Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On, Brian Stelter describes a ... Read More

Is It Hip? Of Presidential Candidates and Rock'n'Roll

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Friday, March 28 2008

Weighing in at not quite 2 tons of fun, the McCain Girls are tearing up the YouTube charts and shattering a whole lot of eardrums. Are they hip? Do they make John McCain hip? The jury is still out on that. And while the ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: It's Raining McCain (But Not Sniper Fire)

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 28 2008

The race may have winnowed down to three candidates, but the videos keep a-flowin'. John McCain's out with a new ad; a Robert Palmer tune gets an update; we meet John Barnes, a candidate who promises to stick to the ... Read More

My Friend Tom Udall

BY | Friday, March 28 2008

Governor Bill Richardson ________________________ Dear Friend, I've known Tom Udall for more than 25 years. But more than just being my good friend, he has shown himself time and again to be a voice for reason and solid ... Read More

YouTube: Libertarian

BY | Thursday, March 27 2008

Senator Mike Gravel, who recently left the Democratic party and declared his status as a Libertarian candidate for President, sits down for an interview with The Hill. The Senator discusses the rationale behind the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Goes Viral (But Not The Good Viral)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, March 27 2008

The Times discovers that young people get their political news from their peers; Hillary uses Elton John to appear to young voters, picking up Liberace endorsement soon; John McCain goes over self-imposed spending limit, ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Goes Viral (But Not The Good Viral)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, March 27 2008

The Times discovers that young people get their political news from their peers; Hillary uses Elton John to appear to young voters, picking up Liberace endorsement soon; John McCain goes over self-imposed spending limit, ... Read More

VoterVoter Launches: Could This Be the ActBlue of Political Ads?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 27 2008

Thanks to a new nonpartisan service called VoterVoter, you can not only be an ad-maker who spreads your ideas on the net -- you can get your ad on television, without having to learn how to navigate the complicated world ... Read More

Daily Digest: One Million Strong For Tibet

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, March 26 2008

More than a million people sign a petition for Tibet on Avaaz.org; an online petition calls for Hillary to leave the race; check out a panel on new media and politics this Friday at NYU; Meghan McCain gets profiled in ... 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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