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White House 2.0: The Public is Knocking on the Door

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 28 2008

The election is a week away, but two new online projects were just launched focusing on involving the public in what comes next. BigDialog.org and Whitehouse2.org are complimentary efforts that seek to crowd-source the ... Read More

Banking on the Phones: Obama vs McCain

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 25 2008

Quote of the day, from the NYTimes story on Obama making Florida competitive: “I’ve gotten seven calls from live Obama volunteers — and the reason I’m getting calls is because I signed up on their Web site to get ... Read More

How Much is YouTube Worth to Obama and McCain?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 24 2008

How much is YouTube worth to a presidential campaign? To start to answer this question, I asked the folks at TubeMogul, whose charts have been powering our YouTube charts for the last 18 months, if they would run a ... Read More

The Crowd-Scouring of the Presidency (and the End of Rovian Politics?)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 21 2008

Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, who just endorsed Barack Obama, tells Arianna Huffington, another Obama supporter, that "We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," thanks to the internet and tools like YouTube. And ... Read More

Andrew Lahde's Parting Cry: Reboot America

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 21 2008

From a very memorable good-bye letter written by hedge fund manager Andrew Lahde, who made an 870 percent gain last year and is now quitting Wall Street and the whole merry-go-round: (h/t to Andrew Sullivan) May ... Read More

Andrew Lahde's Parting Cry: Reboot America

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 21 2008

From a very memorable good-bye letter written by hedge fund manager Andrew Lahde, who made an 870 percent gain last year and is now quitting Wall Street and the whole merry-go-round: (h/t to Andrew Sullivan) May ... Read More

Behind the $150 Million: Obama's One Million Repeat Donor-Activists

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 20 2008

Al Giordano, blogging at The Field, puts his finger on the two most interesting elements of the Obama campaign's September fundraising success. First, buried in campaign manager David Plouffe's video announcement of a ... Read More

Obama "Neighbor to Neighbor" vs McCain "Voter to Voter": Not a Fair Fight

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 20 2008

A few days ago, I started looking at the ground game of both presidential campaigns, sifting through the available data about all the events in the field that volunteers were creating using the campaigns' online tools. ... Read More

Rasiej Wins eDemocracy 2008 Award in Paris

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 17 2008

Here's a big Friday afternoon trans-Atlantic cheer for my partner Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum and co-founder and publisher of this blog. He just won an "eDemocracy 2008" award from the World ... Read More

Rasiej Wins eDemocracy 2008 Award in Paris

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 17 2008

Here's a big Friday afternoon trans-Atlantic cheer for my partner Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum and co-founder and publisher of this blog. He just won an "eDemocracy 2008" award from the World ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Overreaching

Why the FCC balked at the Comcast-TimeWarner deal; Sheryl Sandberg wants Hillary Clinton to lean into the White House; the UK's Democracy Club brings a lot more information to election season; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Ownership

"Tell us more about your bog"; the shrinking role of public participation on campaign websites; "Aaron's Law" has been reintroduced in Congress; is the Comcast-TimeWarner merger on its last legs?; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Bush League

Presidential candidates hiding behind Super PACs; what this means for American democracy; demos at the White House; a demand for Facebook to be more open about news in the newsfeed; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

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