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Daily Digest: Does Obama Need the Netroots?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, March 3 2008

Obama's neglect of the netroots bores progressive bloggers; Obama's broad coalition of supporters, cultivated online, may negate the need for the netroots; dueling "red telephone" ads and a much-needed parody; six ... Read More

Voices Of Our Party Today And Tomorrow

BY | Monday, March 3 2008

I am campaigning across Texas today. Read More

YouTube: Candid Video and Message from Waco

BY | Saturday, March 1 2008

Candid video before and after an event in Waco, Texas. Also a short message from Gov. Huckabee to Texas voters. Author: explorehuckabee Keywords: mike huckabee president 2008 Added: March 1, 2008 Read More

Obama's Million Donors: Why They're Important

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, March 1 2008

Sometime today, I presume, the Obama campaign will reveal its total fundraising haul for the month of February, and everyone will go gaga. Whatever the actual number--$35 million is the low estimate (which would match ... Read More

Clinton Web Ads Dry Up as Obama Showers Texas and Ohio with Video Ads

BY Kate Kaye | Friday, February 29 2008

Senator Barack Obama wants voters in Texas and Ohio to vote early, and his campaign is running huge video-enabled billboard ads to promote the convenient option. Yet, despite a desperate need to beat her Democratic ... Read More

Daily Digest: John McCain Is Your Jalopy

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 29 2008

Making delegate calculus easier for March 4 and beyond; a city from John McCain is on sale for $1,000,000,000,000.95; Glassbooth builds a Facebook app you help you choose your candidate; a web art project works on the ... Read More

Daily Digest: John McCain Is Your Jalopy

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 29 2008

Making delegate calculus easier for March 4 and beyond; a city from John McCain is on sale for $1,000,000,000,000.95; Glassbooth builds a Facebook app you help you choose your candidate; a web art project works on the ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: YouTube Nation Stands Behind Huck

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 29 2008

Mike Huckabee continues to hang in there, and YouTube nation is behind him. A video from a family of Huck supporters is possibly the most wholesome thing we’ve ever seen on YouTube. Also, new videos for Barack ... Read More

Conference(s) Calling

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 28 2008

The conference season is heating up, and while we're not at TED or BIL or FRED*, Andrew, Josh and I will be busy over the next few weeks. Here are some highlights, including Politics Online, ETech, Freedom-to-Connect, ... Read More

Conference(s) Calling

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 28 2008

The conference season is heating up, and while we're not at TED or BIL or FRED*, Andrew, Josh and I will be busy over the next few weeks. Here are some highlights, including Politics Online, ETech, Freedom-to-Connect, ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed tuesday >

With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

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

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