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Why I'm Not Going to Denver or Minneapolis

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, August 24 2008

My friend Jay Rosen noticed a tweet from me earlier where I said I wasn't going to the conventions this year, and instead planned to "watch the web watch the conventions." He wrote back asking how I planned "to add value ... Read More

Convention Rules; Missing the Boat in Denver and Minneapolis

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 22 2008

When will the political conventions enter the Connected Age? That question has been bouncing around my mind recently as we at techPresident keep fielding phone calls from reporters doing stories on Barack Obama's ... Read More

Convention Rules; Missing the Boat in Denver and Minneapolis

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 22 2008

When will the political conventions enter the Connected Age? That question has been bouncing around my mind recently as we at techPresident keep fielding phone calls from reporters doing stories on Barack Obama's ... Read More

Obama's New Mobile Platform is More Than TXT MY VP

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 18 2008

Little-noticed in all the hubbub about Obama's promise to announce his VP pick first by text-message is the news that his campaign has launched a full-blown mobile platform designed to work on most web-enabled phones. As ... Read More

McCain's "The One" Attack Video: Does it Have a Deeper Message?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, August 7 2008

"The One," the McCain campaign's YouTube video poking at Oprah Winfrey's reference to Barack Obama's supposed chosenness, recently topped 1 million views (making it McCain's second most viral video). You may think the ad ... Read More

Checking the techPresident Charts

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 6 2008

It's been a while since I've checked in on our charts tracking how the campaigns are doing on the web, and even though we're now firmly headed into the August doldrums before the national conventions, some interesting ... Read More

Commission on Presidential Debates Boldly Goes to Web 0.2, Launches a Dud

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 6 2008

This morning, the Commission on Presidential Debates and MySpace are announcing "MyDebates.org,," a "landmark partnership" that they claim "will do for the debates what TV did in 1960 for the Nixon Kennedy election." ... Read More

Commission on Presidential Debates Boldly Goes to Web 0.2, Launches a Dud

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 6 2008

This morning, the Commission on Presidential Debates and MySpace are announcing "MyDebates.org,," a "landmark partnership" that they claim "will do for the debates what TV did in 1960 for the Nixon Kennedy election." ... Read More

Commission on Presidential Debates Boldly Goes to Web 0.2, Launches a Dud

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 6 2008

This morning, the Commission on Presidential Debates and MySpace are announcing "MyDebates.org,," a "landmark partnership" that they claim "will do for the debates what TV did in 1960 for the Nixon Kennedy election." ... Read More

Netroots Nation 2008, Live Video Here

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 17 2008

I'm in Austin, Texas for the Netroots Nation conference today and tomorrow, and will try to do some live video interviews as I bump into people and post them here. I'm speaking tomorrow on a panel on "Transparency, ... 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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