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"Dear Mr. Obama": The GOP's First Viral Video? [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

If you are one of the 41% of Americans who think the US invasion of Iraq was not a mistake, it looks like this video, showing a wounded veteran, Army Specialist Joe Cook, speaking in support of John McCain, could be your ... Read More

"Dear Mr. Obama": The GOP's First Viral Video? [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

If you are one of the 41% of Americans who think the US invasion of Iraq was not a mistake, it looks like this video, showing a wounded veteran, Army Specialist Joe Cook, speaking in support of John McCain, could be your ... Read More

Oh, Canada...We've Got Charts for You!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 9 2008

They're also having a national election in Canada, in case you haven't noticed, and in honor of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's dropping of the writ (that's what they call the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of ... Read More

Oh, Canada...We've Got Charts for You!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 9 2008

They're also having a national election in Canada, in case you haven't noticed, and in honor of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's dropping of the writ (that's what they call the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of ... Read More

Dog Whistles, Community Organizing and Online Fundraising [UPDATED--Obama on Track to Raise $10M By Tonight]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 4 2008

Online fundraising seems to work best when underlying receptivity to a message combines with a sense of urgency. Thus, last week, immediately after John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his VP pick, his campaign received ... Read More

Viral Videos From DNC08 in Denver

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 2 2008

While network TV has cut back its coverage of the national political conventions to an hour a night, and within that hour we often get more of the network "stars" bloviating than straightforward speechifying from the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Split-Screening Obama Speech and Palin VP Pick

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 29 2008

The Web on the Candidates * There was a ton of live blogging, twittering and videoblogging last night, and we're not going to attempt to summarize it all here. Personally, I found glancing at Twitscoop, which shows the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Split-Screening Obama Speech and Palin VP Pick

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 29 2008

Liveblogging the DNC; sleuthing out McCain's VP pick; Sarah Palin will make these bloggers happy; Get your ObamaTaxCut.com; McCain's classy and messy moves; Obama's text-messaging machine revs up. Read More

BarackObama.com in Denver: "Phrase Not Found"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, August 28 2008

Here are two words that have yet to be uttered from the stage of the Democratic National Convention: BarackObama.com or Democrats.org. I've slogged through the posted transcripts of the first three days speeches in ... Read More

Blogger + NokiaN95 + Qik = New, Critical Journalism? Or, More of the Same?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, August 26 2008

Will bloggers armed with cheap, high-tech tools change the news, or will the age-old rule that the closer you get to the powerful, the harder it is for you to criticize them, hold? This week at the Democratic convention ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Upgrades

Obama tech veterans heading to Hillary 2016?; renewed calls for Obama to stop collecting Americans' phone metadata; FCC upgrades its definition of broadband service, finally; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Blogrolling

How Canada spies on its citizens' web behavior; with uber-blogger Andrew Sullivan quitting the field, whither political blogs; how big data is helping prevent homelessness in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Jargon Busters

Changes in the RNC's tech team; big plans for digital democracy in the UK; how people in Cuba are making their own private Internet; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Stalking

How the DEA tracks millions of America motorists; will the Senate enter the 21st century?; Obama veteran Jeremy Bird's role in the upcoming Israeli election; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Video Stars

How the White House hit a home run on YouTube post-State of the Union; why the Barrett Brown sentencing casts a chill on online security research; how media producers use Crowdtangle to optimize their Facebook audiences; and much, much more. GO

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