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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

Twitter Prompts a Rethinking of the Logic of Franking

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 20 2009

Over on The Hill, Jordan Fabian has the story of how some advocates inside and outside Congress are pushing for congressional franking rules to get clear on how members of Congress can use Twitter. Read More

Twitter: Where Republicans Are the Majority

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 23 2009

Politico's Kenneth P. Read More

When 72 Hours on Capitol Hill Beats Five Days at the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 23 2009

The New York Times' Katharine Seelye notes that there is one promise that President Barack Obama has not, on the facts, kept since coming into office, and that's his pledge that bills emerging from Congress would get a ... Read More

What Scares CRS About Going Public

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 12 2009

Here's how you know that open government absolutists and CRS, the internal research wing of Congress, are so far apart that the entire Library of Congress plus the states of Connecticut and Arizona could fit comfortably ... Read More

McCaskill: Twitter Means "Keeping It Real"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 24 2009

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill revealed some interesting insights into why she uses Twitter, in that speech linked to below. Read More

Congress Targets "Behavioral Ads"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 24 2009

The House Judiciary subcommittee with jurisdiction over Internet practices held a hearing this week that -- if Congress' history is any guide to its future -- may well mark the start of congressional handwringing over ... Read More

OTA 2.0: Reviving the Expert Agency with a New Public Participation Component

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Tech and science-minded types within the Beltway get a bit misty-eyed discussing the Office of Technology Assessment. OTA wasn't perfect, but during its 23 year run from 1972 to 1995, the small agency provided Congress ... Read More

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First POST: Outgassing

How Beijing is throttling expressions of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests; is the DCCC going overboard with its online fundraising tactics?; SumOfUs's innovative new engagement metric; and much, much more. GO

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

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Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

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