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First POST: Kicking Off

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 3 2014

The latest from the Ukraine-Russia crisis, filtered through social media; PandoDaily's continued war on Pierre Omidyar and his First Look Media; how Twitter won the Oscar's; and much, much more. Read More

How "Big Data" And Behavioral Science Powered Progressive Groups in 2012

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Saturday, November 10 2012

An October canvas in Richmond, ViA. Photo: Flickr/AFL-CIO

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The Obama campaign wasn't the only center of data-driven, technology-enabled field work on the left. Groups like MoveOn and the AFL-CIO's super PAC, Worker's Voice, also used the Internet to leverage their understanding of behavioral psychology and user-generated content into a massively scaled persuasion and get-out-the-vote effort. Read More

Business Group Buys Up YouTube's Top Ad Slot (Updated)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 1 2010

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Bloggers and the DISCLOSE Act

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 21 2010

The fuss over whether Rep. Chris Van Hollen's (D-MD) DISCLOSE Act will apply to bloggers seems to have done the trick: Read More

Can the Internet Counter the Coming Gusher of Money in Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, January 21 2010

It's interesting to see how the Internet factors into the Supreme Court's earthshaking decision in the Citizens United case to overturn a century's worth of jurisprudence restricting corporate and union money in ... Read More