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Setting the Record Straight

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 7 2005

I just had an interesting chat with Garance Franke-Ruta of the American Prospect about her new article "Blogged Down," which details how conservatives have been working the political blogosphere in recent months. Most ... Read More

All Blogotics is Local?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 5 2005

If 2004 was the Year of the Big Nationally-Influential Political Blogs, could 2005 be the year that blogs that focus on state and local politics come into their own? And I mean blogs written by passionate amateurs, not ... Read More

Did Bin Laden Really Meme That?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 2 2004

On the surface it appears that the latest Bin Laden video has had little effect on the presidential contest. But I've noticed a swelling chorus on rightwing sites pointing to a purported re-translation of a key passage ... Read More

Voter Sousveillance

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 28 2004

Video Vote Vigil is asking for volunteer videographers to send them video of disturbances outside polling locations on Election Day. Jon Lebkowsky writes that they aren't quite set up to accept content yet, but ... Read More

What Echo Chamber?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 27 2004

Guess what? Internet users don't insulate themselves in information echo chambers. "Wired Americans are more aware than non-internet users of all kinds of arguments, even those that challenge their preferred candidates ... Read More

Lessons of the Sinclair Battle

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 26 2004

Jon Stahl reflects on the victory of "a decentralized network of citizens and media activists [that] took on the 'old media' network of Sinclair Broadcasting" and draws some interesting lessons: Read More

"Call It Democracy" Free Screening

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 22 2004

If you're in NYC on Tuesday night, check out Matt Kohn and Dan Efram's new film, "CALL IT DEMOCRACY." It's showing from 7-9pm, FREE, at the New School, Swayduck Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave, between 13th and 14th Streets. Read More

Do you have a reputation?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 22 2004

One out of four American adults have rated a product, service or person using online reputation systems, according to this new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. And that's not counting the under ... Read More

More on Bush's "Bulge"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 21 2004

Dan Gillmor makes a nice counter-intuitive point in his San Jose Mercury News column today. Read More

Jon Stewart, JibJab and Abu Ghraib

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 18 2004

The fact that Jon Stewart's blistering appearance on CNN's Crossfire has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of people on the Web (via and bittorrent) has got bloggers, like Jeff Jarvis, talking about the ... Read More