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First POST: Makeup

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, October 25 2011

Halloween-themed ad season has begun with this anti-super-PAC one from Common Cause. Fighting back online against President Barack Obama's new "we can't wait line" — can't wait, that is, for Congress to take ... Read More

First POST: 'Blockade'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 24 2011

The "WikiLeaks Mobile Information Collection Unit" truck, an occassional visitor to Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, is a prank. Photo: Pameladrew212 / Flickr Addressing the media at a conference this morning in ... Read More

First POST: Reckoning

BY Nick Judd | Friday, October 21 2011

British MP Tom Watson is expected to stir things up today at News Corp's first post-phone hacking shareholder's meeting. The BBC reports he says he plans to "make fresh allegations about malpractice by News Corp ... Read More

First POST: Counterpoint

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, October 20 2011

Writing in chalk on the sidewalk in Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo: Caelie__ / Flickr The latest blogger to build a map of Occupy protests around the world did so on Flickr's corporate blog, mapping Flickr photos ... Read More

First POST: Time Series

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, October 19 2011

How to map data over time. Here's an obligatory debate reaction roundup. Debate-night campaign emails, in order of arrival: Ron Paul, "The Gloves Are Off," an email promoting a moneybomb today that made no mention of ... Read More

First POST: 'Aye, Captain'

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, October 18 2011

Not-Mitt Romney is "leaving at three to pick apples." Associated Press reporters used encryption and removed the batteries from their phones, among other tech tactics, to keep their investigation of the New York Police ... Read More

First POST: Networks

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 17 2011

One of Taegan Goddard's readers sends him a video. Title: "Herman Cain is Not Going to be the POTUS". Venue: YouTube, where, views-wise, Cain is just outside of the top four with just shy of 2 million views. Here's a ... Read More

First POST: Interrupted

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, October 13 2011

Research in Motion said BlackBerry service is expected to improve today after outages that have plagued users around the world. Photo: Cheon Fong Liew / Flickr Storm surge: After disruptions to BlackBerry service that ... Read More

First POST: Raised Eyebrows

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, October 12 2011

Through the magic of Internet video comes Politico's Rick Perry reaction cam! Off-topic: Poor Ron Paul. The candidates last night, on Occupy Wall Street: - Gingrich: "I think the people who are protesting on Wall Street ... Read More

First POST: Looking Forward, Looking Back

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, October 11 2011

This YouTube video plays a cameo role in the new profile of Elizabeth Warren, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau architect turned U.S. Senate candidate, that appears in November's issue of Vanity Fair. The video, ... Read More

News Briefs

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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