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Lessig Opts Out, Citing Compressed Schedule

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 25 2008

Stanford professor Larry Lessig just announced via a short video on his personal blog that he's reached a decision on whether or not to launch a campaign for the open seat in California's 12th congressional district. ... Read More

"In Canon" Voter-Generated Content

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 22 2008

Trolling the Internets today in an attempt to make some sense of last night's perplexing Lost episode, I came across an idea that made me think, naturally, of a new way of understanding the tremendous amount of ... Read More

Lessig Asks: Can You Build a Movement from Capitol Hill?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 20 2008

Larry Lessig is tying a possible congressional run to the question of whether or not launching a campaign and/or actually serving as a member of Congress is the best way to advance a national "grassroots" ... Read More

Why "Lessig for Congress" Might Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 15 2008

There's a playful drive afoot to draft law professor, free-culture guru, and PowerPoint maestro Larry Lessig to run in the April 8 special election for the open seat in California's 12th congressional district. Thing is, ... Read More

Kenyans Turn to Robust SMS

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 16 2008

Studying the post-election action in Kenya, I'm finding myself awed by how activists have seized upon a unique text-messaging tool to route around a government-imposed news blackout. Read More

Generic Emails from Strangers Not Exactly What People-Powered Politics is About

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 17 2007

Josh Levy's been doing great work covering the competition between candidates to send bulk "personal" emails that seem like the candidate him or herself is firing them off via Blackberry. But I got a note from one of the ... Read More

Blogging's Stuck in the Now (More on the Jena Six)

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 2 2007

At the risk of introducing what might seem superficial into a highly charged debate over the lack of blog coverage of the Jena Six, I'd highlight one factor that hasn't yet been discussed: political blogging's obsession ... Read More

Newt Gingrich Does Second Life

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 28 2007

The way things stand today, doing politics in Second Life is a lot like having sex in a car. Just when things hit a groove, something falls out of whack. Still, when all is said and done, you're glad you did it. Read More

The Huge Jena 6 Protest: Powered by Social Networks, Social Leaders, or Both?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 21 2007

Is there any chance that in the pre-Internet age several thousand people would have found themselves in Jena, a tiny speck of a town in central Louisiana, yesterday? The New York Times has estimated that a crowd of about ... Read More

A Real Tech President Would Implant a Tracking Chip in Your Kid

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 9 2007

Here's something else that Hillary Clinton said at Yearly Kos, something that had nothing to do with lobbyists but was a similiar peek into her governing psyche. In her morning breakout session, Clinton warmed my little ... Read More

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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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