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Pawlenty's Hunt Begins with Search

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

Tim Pawlenty's campaign announcement video, out this weekend, opens with an unseen hand Googling the phrase, "How to tell America you're running for President?" The dramatic answer, reports back the former ... Read More

To e-G8 or Not to e-G8?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, some of the boldest bold-faced names in the American Internet business -- Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Google's Eric Schmidt, Amazon's Jeff Bezos -- find ... Read More

The Digital Harry Reid

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Over on Campaigns & Elections, Several of the online consultants who worked on Harry Reid's successful 2010 re-election bid peel back the curtain on what they did for the Senate majority leader, from remarketing to ... Read More

How Young is Too Young for Facebook?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Consumers Union wasn't pleased before with how many sub-13-years-old Facebook users there seem to be on the site, and the group doesn't seem all that pleased with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's suggestion that kids even ... Read More

Eggs Against the Wall in Beijing

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Chinese authorities are reportedly looking for a college student who threw eggs at "the father of the Great Firewall." Read More

Reel Grrls Tweet Freely, Won't Pay for It

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Comcast says it won't, after all, pull its funding from Seattle's Reel Grrls over a tweet that expressed outrage over FCC commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker's new job at the company. Read More

Getting All the World to Strike in Raleigh: Lessig Calls for Campaign Against N.C. Muni Broadband Bill

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Photo credit: Graeme Pow Famed law professor and activist Larry Lessig is harnessing his new Rootstrikers brand to go after something close to his online audience's heart -- a bill in North Carolina passed by the state ... Read More

Commenters Chew Over Fed's Mortgage Form Mock-Ups

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking citizens and industry to design a new simplified single mortgage disclosure form. Earlier this week, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched an innovative ... Read More

The Zombie Apocalypse Method of Getting Eyeballs (on Boring Stuff)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

The CDC recently posted a guide to preparing for the coming zombie apocalypse. What, I ask you, are our federal health services for if not to prepare us to survive the coming rise of the undead? Right. That's why we saw ... Read More


BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 19 2011

On Global Voices, Amira Al Hussaini explains the #UnfollowedGhonimBecause hashtag floating around, having to do with the former Google exec turned Egyptian revolution figure who, in fact, earned a mention in Obama's big ... Read More