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Whitehouse.gov: Give Your Bloggers’ Names!

BY David Weinberger | Saturday, May 16 2009

The Whitehouse.gov blog continues to improve, by which I mean it continues to move away from being a glass-topped version of White House press releases. But it's missing a big opportunity by keeping its blog posts ... Read More

Intimate Democracy

BY David Weinberger | Friday, January 23 2009

(Crossposted from Joho the Blog) Nicholas Lemann has a terrific piece in the Jan. 26 New Yorker that says that personal characteristics are not enough to make someone a great president. To achieve that status, Obama ... Read More

Intimate Democracy

BY David Weinberger | Friday, January 23 2009

(Crossposted from Joho the Blog) Nicholas Lemann has a terrific piece in the Jan. 26 New Yorker that says that personal characteristics are not enough to make someone a great president. To achieve that status, Obama ... Read More

Echo Chambers: The Meme That Will Not Die

BY David Weinberger | Friday, September 12 2008

[This post is reprinted with permission from Joho the Blog, where it originally appeared. The editors.] Last night, I went to the JFK Library to see a panel on the Internet and the campaign, with Matt Bai of The New York ... Read More

Echo Chambers: The Meme That Will Not Die

BY David Weinberger | Friday, September 12 2008

[This post is reprinted with permission from Joho the Blog, where it originally appeared. The editors.] Last night, I went to the JFK Library to see a panel on the Internet and the campaign, with Matt Bai of The New York ... Read More

Echo Chambers: The Meme That Will Not Die

BY David Weinberger | Friday, September 12 2008

Last night, I went to the JFK Library to see a panel on the Internet and the campaign, with Matt Bai of The New York Times, Garrett Graff of Washingtonian Magazine (and Howard Dean’s first political webmaster), and Joe ... Read More

Debatepedia for when neutrality is premature

BY David Weinberger | Tuesday, February 13 2007

Much as I love Wikipedia — and I love it so much that I'm giving it candy hearts on Valentine's Day — its policy of neutrality sometimes forces resolution when we'd rather have debate. Yes, competing sides get ... Read More

Controlled by Control

BY David Weinberger | Friday, January 26 2007

Hillary announces her campaign is a conversation. But her site looks like a re-direct from www.RiskAvoidance.com. It's the site of a front-runner thinking the goal is hers if she just doesn't make any mistakes. Thus, ... Read More

The new populism

BY David Weinberger | Thursday, August 25 2005

The Chris Lydon radio show, Open Source, did a show on hyper-localism that featured Ed Remsen, mayor of Montclaire NJ, who isn't above commenting on posts on to Baristaville. As Brendan Greeley, of Radio Open Source, ... Read More

All digits are untrustworthy

BY David Weinberger | Monday, November 1 2004

A few weeks after Dean lost in New Hampshire, a guy posted research that "proved" that Dean lost disproportionately in districts that used electronic voting machines, even when you factored in economic disparities. Now, ... Read More