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Daily Digest: 10/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 19 2007

Stephen Colbert gets a Facebook group; more data fun over at ronpaulgraphs.com; Barack Obama is the next participant in the MySpace/MTV Presidential Forum -- where are the Republicans?; Todd Zeigler on Obama's latest ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 19 2007

Stephen Colbert gets a Facebook group; more data fun over at ronpaulgraphs.com; Barack Obama is the next participant in the MySpace/MTV Presidential Forum -- where are the Republicans?; Todd Zeigler on Obama's latest ... Read More

Jott the Vote: A National Application Begging to Go Local?

BY Michael Connery | Friday, October 19 2007

Jott the Vote lets voters leave voice mail messages for their favorite (or despised) Presidential candidates. In a Presidential campaign, it's a novelty, but at the local level, Jott the Vote could be a leap forward in ... Read More

Three New Websites to Check Out

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Friday, October 19 2007

Three new websites popped up in the last couple weeks: Straight2theCandidates, Connect2Elect and the Spartan Internet Political Performance (SIPP) Index. Straight2theCandidates is a citizen question aggregator that helps ... Read More

Our Favorite Online Videos

BY Editors | Friday, October 19 2007

In our weekly roundup of political online videos, John Edwards issues a New Hampshire challenge; a mashup of SNL and Mitt Romney produces interesting results; a look at what some think is the "best" Ron Paul video; Fred ... Read More

Something to Watch: Huckabee and Meetup

BY Zephyr Teachout | Friday, October 19 2007

Mike Huckabee has started using Meetup. It is an interesting test case for Meetup, and may allow us to learn something about the tool's impact on building community around Presidential campaigns. Read More

10Questions.com Update 10/19/07

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 19 2007

Here are the highlights of our second full day out in the world (October 18): More of our co-sponsors chimed in with posts, and we started getting some solid news stories about 10questions as well. (See below.) Over the ... Read More

10Questions.com Update 10/19/07

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 19 2007

Here are the highlights of our second full day out in the world (October 18): More of our co-sponsors chimed in with posts, and we started getting some solid news stories about 10questions as well. (See below.) Over the ... Read More

How to Raise $1.8M in 3 Days

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, October 19 2007

Republicans need to understand what's happening here. This $1.85 million fundraising haul (and counting) is the result of just three emails sent by the Obama campaign. It's more than Mike Huckabee raised last ... Read More

Fwd: Momentum

BY | Thursday, October 18 2007

Today, I sent a memo to the entire campaign staff that I wanted to share with you. We are seeing real momentum building for Joe Biden in this race. After you read it, consider making a contribution to the campaign today. ... Read More

News Briefs

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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