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CongressTwitterer John Culberson (R-TX) Live on FISA bill vote

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, June 20 2008

The Twittering congressman is now the Qik-ing congressman: Texas Republican Rep. John Culberson is doing live video streaming of interviews with his fellow members of the House during today's vote on the Foreign ... Read More

Obama Drops Out of Public Financing; Announces By Email/YouTube

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 19 2008

This morning, the Obama campaign sent out an email to its supporters urging them to watch an "important announcement" that "he wanted you to hear first." The news? As expected by many observers, Obama has decided to opt ... Read More

PdF2008: Gina Cooper, Sean Parker, Jonathan Adelstein and Patrick Hynes join in!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, June 16 2008

What do Gina Cooper, Sean Parker, Jonathan Adelstein, Patrick Hynes and Christopher Libertelli all have in common? They're all joining the stellar array of presenters speaking at Personal Democracy Forum next week! Read More

PdF2008: Gina Cooper, Sean Parker, Jonathan Adelstein and Patrick Hynes join in!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, June 16 2008

What do Gina Cooper, Sean Parker, Jonathan Adelstein, Patrick Hynes and Christopher Libertelli all have in common? They're all joining the stellar array of presenters speaking at Personal Democracy Forum next week! Read More

PdF2008 Idea Market Session (Day Two)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, June 13 2008

We're pleased to be bringing back the "Idea Market" session to PdF this year, as last year it was one of the conference highlights. It's basically a "flea market" for ideas. Picture a large room with all kinds of ... Read More

PdF2008 Idea Market Session (Day Two)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, June 13 2008

We're pleased to be bringing back the "Idea Market" session to PdF this year, as last year it was one of the conference highlights. It's basically a "flea market" for ideas. Picture a large room with all kinds of ... Read More

CongressTwitters [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 12 2008

Have we spotted (or started) a trend? Now, after my story on Rep. John Culberson's Twittering from the House floor, "CrackBerry Addicts vs Twittering Sunlighters," Rep. Tim Ryan has just tweeted that he is "getting ready ... Read More

CrackBerry Addicts vs Twittering Sunlighters on the Floor of Congress

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 11 2008

Here's a tale of two radically different uses of technology on Capitol Hill: the first to keep all but the most-connected people out, and the second to let the rest of us in. In the first case, we have Members of ... Read More

New Internet-Powered Contender to Enter the Race?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 11 2008

OMG, it looks like my partner and techPresident/PdF co-founder Andrew Rasiej has broken his promise to me to never run for office again! He keeps saying, what if a candidate got into the race and promised to only run ... Read More

You Spell Obama, Gates Spells Osama

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 11 2008

Award-winning admaker Bill Hillsman tipped us off yesterday to one of those odd programming bugs that seem to afflict some software programs. When you type "Obama" into a Hotmail message and use spell-check, the program ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

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