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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

A Million in a Minute for Obama?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

This just in: Katherine Seelye at the New York Times reports on an initiative from an Obama supporter that sounds like Ron Paul on steroids. Some fans of Senator Barack Obama have set up a new Web site with the goal of ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: The Rise of Trickle-Up Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

Here are my notes on a very interesting talk by Rachel Gibson of the University of Manchester, titled "Trickle-up Politics? The Impact of Web 2.0 technologies on citizen participation." I think you'll find her overview ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: The Rise of Trickle-Up Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

Here are my notes on a very interesting talk by Rachel Gibson of the University of Manchester, titled "Trickle-up Politics? The Impact of Web 2.0 technologies on citizen participation." I think you'll find her overview ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Follows No One (On Twitter)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

Last night's debate is roundly criticized on liberal blogs; a new site asks Obama supporters to add their testimonials; a London Mayoral candidate will hold a live chat with voters; a nostalgic look at voter-generated ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Follows No One (On Twitter)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

Last night's debate is roundly criticized on liberal blogs; a new site asks Obama supporters to add their testimonials; a London Mayoral candidate will hold a live chat with voters; a nostalgic look at voter-generated ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Lessons from Dean, John Kerry and Beppe Grillo

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

More reporting from the front lines of academic research on politics and the internet: Now I'm sitting in on a panel with presentations on the connections between the Dean campaign and the New Left (no, he didn't slum ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: Lessons from Dean, John Kerry and Beppe Grillo

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

More reporting from the front lines of academic research on politics and the internet: Now I'm sitting in on a panel with presentations on the connections between the Dean campaign and the New Left (no, he didn't slum ... Read More

Politics: Web 2.0 - Visibility Reach, Participation, & Peer Production

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, April 17 2008

Micah Sifry is busy covering the session focused almost entirely on the 2004 Dean campaign, so I decided to pop into a session focused, at least in theory, on analyses of practical applications of technology. Sandra ... Read More

Politics: Web 2.0 - Facebook and Clustering of Ideological Types

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, April 17 2008

Session 1 of the Politics: Web 2.0 Conference brings us to an examination of Facebook and clustering of ideological types and research done by Brian Gaines and Jeff Mondak at the University of Illinois. One of the fears ... Read More

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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

wednesday >

First POST: Punch List

Obama's State of the Union and the Internet; how HealthCare.gov shares personal data with third-parties; Facebook says it will give users tools to tag false or hoax content in their News Feeds; and much, much more. GO

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