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PoliticsWeb2.0: Lessons from Dean, John Kerry and Beppe Grillo

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

More reporting from the front lines of academic research on politics and the internet: Now I'm sitting in on a panel with presentations on the connections between the Dean campaign and the New Left (no, he didn't slum ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: On the Future of Government in the Digital Era

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

I'm at the Politics Web 2.0 conference at the University of London, Royal Hollaway, and things have just kicked off. As always with my visits to conferences, I will try to blog that which I find interesting (I'm no Ethan ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: On the Future of Government in the Digital Era

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

I'm at the Politics Web 2.0 conference at the University of London, Royal Hollaway, and things have just kicked off. As always with my visits to conferences, I will try to blog that which I find interesting (I'm no Ethan ... Read More

Off to London for Politics Web 2.0 International Conference

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 15 2008

I'm taking off tomorrow morning for London, England, where I'll be speaking along with techPresident blogger Michael Turk at "Politics Web 2.0," a two-day international conference hosted by the University of London, ... Read More

Off to London for Politics Web 2.0 International Conference

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 15 2008

I'm taking off tomorrow morning for London, England, where I'll be speaking along with techPresident blogger Michael Turk at "Politics Web 2.0," a two-day international conference hosted by the University of London, ... Read More

Can We Talk? Geoff Garin Hopes So.

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 14 2008

Maybe now it's time for a conversation? That's why Hillary Clinton's new lead campaign strategist seems to be trying with a new email that's just out. Read More

Lobbyists Fear Internet-Driven Public Participation in Bill Drafting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 14 2008

Confronted by the prospect of internet-driven public participation in crafting legislation, the past head of the American League of Lobbyists says, "What's next? Are we going to let the American people decide our defense ... Read More

Lobbyists Fear Internet-Driven Public Participation in Bill Drafting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 14 2008

Confronted by the prospect of internet-driven public participation in crafting legislation, the past head of the American League of Lobbyists says, "What's next? Are we going to let the American people decide our defense ... Read More

Truckers are Organizing Online: Is a Nationwide Shutdown Coming?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Is a nationwide truckers' strike just over the horizon? As gasoline prices climb towards and past $4 a gallon, something is brewing that--with the help of the web--could very well upend the flatlining presidential ... Read More

Truckers are Organizing Online: Is a Nationwide Shutdown Coming?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Is a nationwide truckers' strike just over the horizon? As gasoline prices climb towards and past $4 a gallon, something is brewing that--with the help of the web--could very well upend the flatlining presidential ... Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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