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News You Really Don't Need to Know About the Naming of Congressional Websites

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 29 2010

Here's an altogether useless bit of congressional web trivia to start our week off right. As it turns out, Rep. Randy Neugebauer, the Texas Republican whom you might know from his shout of "It's a baby killer!" ... Read More

After the Summit: In YouTube Experiment, Hill Leaders Field the Same Five Questions

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 1 2010

Just after last Thursday's health care summit at Blair House, the folks at YouTube corralled three of Congress' top officials -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry ... Read More

The 15,000

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 10 2010

Credit: GRITtv Yesterday's episode of Laura Flanders' daily GRITtv program was on the topic of whether or not the United States Senate ha Read More

Could Twitter Change the Math of a Senate Hold?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 5 2010

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Hill Sites Hacked During SOTU

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 28 2010

Several House websites were hacked during last night's State of the Union, replacing the congresspeople's home pages with anti-Obama screeds. A Hill contact points out that among the targets was Joe "You Lie" ... Read More

White House, Hill GOP to hear from BlogHer

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 16 2009

BlogHer, the online network that serves to advance the voices of women, is heading to Washington to brief the White House and members of Congress on how to use technology to engage women online. Here's BlogHer's Erin ... Read More

CMF: People Like Online Townhalls, They Really Do

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 26 2009

The Congressional Management Foundation has been tracking how Congress uses the web since before most members of Congress had websites. (That may or may not be true.) But they've found something that seems to have even ... Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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