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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

PdF2008 Schedule for June 24, Day Two

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, June 10 2008

Here's the schedule for Day Two of Personal Democracy Forum, which is focused on how technology and the internet are changing governance and civic engagement. To register or find out more, go here. Read More

PdF2008 Schedule for June 23, Day One

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, June 10 2008

Here's the schedule for Day One of Personal Democracy Forum 2008, which is focused on how technology and the internet are changing campaigns, elections and political media. To register or find out more, go here. Read More

PdF2008 Schedule for June 23, Day One

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, June 9 2008

Here's the schedule for Day One of Personal Democracy Forum 2008, which is focused on how technology and the internet are changing campaigns, elections and political media. To register or find out more, go here. Read More

Obama's Organization, and the Future of American Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, June 8 2008

Barack Obama's victory over Hillary Clinton is the first time an insurgent has beaten the establishment candidate in the Democratic primaries since Jimmy Carter in 1976. This is interesting and important for all kinds of ... Read More

Obama's Organization, and the Future of American Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, June 8 2008

Barack Obama's victory over Hillary Clinton is the first time an insurgent has beaten the establishment candidate in the Democratic primaries since Jimmy Carter in 1976. This is interesting and important for all kinds of ... Read More

Qik Takes From the Road: Hamsher, Crawford, Greenwald, Zandt, Newmark and Steinberg

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, June 7 2008

I've been on the road since Thursday, first at a working meeting of the Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Sad Reality

How social media changed the course of the Ferguson story; Ready for Hillary's 3-million-member email list; why Mark Cuban opposes net neutrality rules; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: All Against All

Why Uber isn't "the future" of cities; why journalists lost control of journalism; how Sean Parker is spending his political money; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Power Frames

The differences between "old power" and "new power"; Uber as a new/old power hybrid; debating Clay Shirky's feminist cred; and much, much more. GO

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

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