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Schiavo: The Power of a Networked Minority

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 21 2005

"Americans broadly and strongly disapprove of federal intervention in the Terri Schiavo case, with sizable majorities saying Congress is overstepping its bounds for political gain," writes ABC News' Gary Langer. "The ... Read More

Patent Ruling in eBay Case Has Bearing on Nonprofit Tech Cos.

BY Kate Kaye | Sunday, March 20 2005

A few weeks ago we published a piece on how business method patents have prompted debate within the nonprofit-serving software tech industry. (Caution: I wrote it.) A recent ruling in an ongoing case filed against eBay ... Read More

PC Forum: Opening Mash-Up

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 20 2005

I'm at Esther Dyson's PC Forum for the next two-and-a-half days, and will try to blog intermittently as events allow. Right now we're in the middle of an opening panel bringing together three seemingly disparate ... Read More

Reid introduces bill to protect Internet from BCRA

BY Mike Krempasky | Friday, March 18 2005

I have to get some more informed opinions on this, but Harry Reid has introduced a bill in the Senate to specifically exempt (as opposed to the original approach of simply omitting) the Internet from the clutches of ... Read More

JibJabbing the Drug Industry

BY Kate Kaye | Thursday, March 17 2005

Could the JibJab hype actually have any real bearing on politics or public policy? A new animation from Consumers Union for its Prescription for Change campaign against big pharma could be a symptom of the potential ... Read More

Politicians Who Blog (Let's Make a List)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 14 2005

Molly Chapman Norton's recent article about Members of Congress and blogging has an interesting thread going, including Molly's discovery of a list maintained by the National Conference of State Legislators of state ... Read More

Wonkette on 'What's the Difference?'

BY Jed Miller | Monday, March 14 2005

At the Monday keynote of SXSW Interactive, Texas Monthly's Evan Smith is interviewing Wonkette, who I'm going to call Ana Marie Cox from now on. About 20 minutes in, Smith asked if bloggers are journalists. "If we're ... Read More

From SXSW Interactive

BY Jed Miller | Monday, March 14 2005

In Austin at SXSW, for a panel tomorrow on deliberative democracy and technology. Yesterday, heard Jeffrey Veen make a great point on how technology can fuel post-conference follow-up. Blogs, he suggested, may be a ... Read More

Republican Dark Horse Makes Tech Commitment in Webcast

BY Kate Kaye | Monday, March 14 2005

Todd Caliguire used an audio webcast to announce his entrance into the increasingly competitive New Jersey Republican gubernatorial primary. The ten-minute speech provided insight into Caliguire's stance on issues such ... Read More

State of the Blogosphere (March 2005)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 14 2005

The number of blogs is growing by about 40,000 a day, about four times the rate for most of last year, and the total number of blogs is rapidly approaching 8 million, reports brother Dave at Technorati. Most of the ... Read More