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Come Together, Now? The World Live Web and Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 7 2008

I spent most of last night watching the Democratic election returns roll in, with the TV tuned to MSNBC but the sound turned down low, and my laptop in my hands, watching for live reaction and commentary on the event as ... Read More

YouTube Political Round-up: HIllary Has a Coffee Malfunction; McCain Behind the Scenes?; Obama Rejects and Denounces

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 30 2008

Some quick takes on the three campaigns' ups and downs in YouTube-land: Will Hillary Clinton's difficulties finding the rest-stop coffee machine ON button go viral? Does anyone want to go "Behind the Scenes" with John ... Read More

Riding the Future with Scoble and leMeur on the World Live Web

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 29 2008

I spent a few minutes in the future last night, having a late dinner at an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica with Robert Scoble of FastCompany.tv and Loic le Meur of the start-up Seesmic. Both of them are tech pioneers ... Read More

Rev. Wright Baits the Soundbiters

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 28 2008

Will soundbite politics win out over soundblast politics? That's the question that was on my mind as I flew out to Los Angeles yesterday evening and watched Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaking live on CNN at the NAACP Detroit ... Read More

PdF Welcomes Senior Editors Dave Witzel and Allison Fine

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 28 2008

Time for some editorial housekeeping. In our never-ending quest to cover how technology is changing politics and serve the growing community of activists, technologists, journalists, politicians, government workers, ... Read More

PdF Welcomes Senior Editors Dave Witzel and Allison Fine

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 28 2008

Time for some editorial housekeeping. In our never-ending quest to cover how technology is changing politics and serve the growing community of activists, technologists, journalists, politicians, government workers, ... Read More

Allegations of Online Fundraising Success Need Proof

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 24 2008

Yesterday, something like $15 million to $20 million allegedly was donated to the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns online. We don't really know for sure. Read More

The Clinton-Obama Money Chase Continues [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 24 2008

So now the Clinton campaign is walking back has clarified its post-PA fundraising numbers (and I'm clarifying my initial post as well). As I noted yesterday, the campaign's finance co-chair Hassan Nemazee left the ... Read More

Show Us Some Real Money, Hillary!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 23 2008

As I suspected, the "Hillary raised $10 million online overnight"<?a> report that the Washington Post ran with earlier today was too good to be true. I don't know if the mistake is the reporter's or if someone at ... Read More

Show Us the Money, Hillary! [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 23 2008

The Clinton campaign says it raised $2.5 million online last night in the three hours after the Pennsylvania primary was called, and 80% of that came from new donors. But the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute ... Read More

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First POST: Climate Changes

Google ends its support for ALEC; how network-centric organizing powered the big People's Climate march; is it time to retire the term "blogosphere"; and much, much more. GO

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Germany Releases Open Data Action Plan Amidst Grassroots Enthusiasm and Pirate Party Turmoil

The German government on Wednesday unveiled its open data action plan to implement the open data charter established by the G8, now G7, countries. But while German open government advocates welcomed its release, for them it does not go far enough. Even as the open data movement is taking new hold in Germany on the local level with encouragement from the new Code for Germany effort, in the national Pirate Party, the supposed German net party, internal leadership disputes are overshadowing its digital agenda. GO

First POST: Packed

The impact of Sunday's giant People's Climate march in NYC; how the Kapor Center is increasing the role of minorities in tech; why Uber's business model is anti-worker; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Scotched

Why conservatives should back net neutrality; how big data may damage civil rights; the ways Silicon Valley start-ups are exploiting freelance workers; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Resets

Apple's new iOS8 promises greater user privacy; Occupy Wall Street three years later; how tech may tilt the Scotland independence vote; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Connecting the Dots

Take Back the Tech grades Facebook, Twitter, et al, on transparency; MayDay PAC founder Lawrence Lessig talks about getting matched funds; and much, much more. GO

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