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First POST: Catch-ups

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 5 2015

How to be digitally competitive in the 2016 "invisible primary"; why net neutrality matters to the #BlackLivesMatter movement; how governments are winning the online censorship battle; and much, much more. Read More

Yes They Can: What Voters Have Lost and Campaigns Have Gained From 2008 to 2012

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 13 2012

The Short-Form Birth Certificate Obama 2012 Coffee Mug (from his Facebook Timeline)

Is the Internet empowering voters as much as it did in 2004 and 2008? Or have campaigns regained the upper hand, with their sophisticated use of data-mining? That was the question we debated Sunday afternoon in Austin, at the annual South by Southwest Interactive conference. Read More

Indiana Researchers Profile Followers of @NewtGingrich and Other Presidential Tweeps

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 3 2011

Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich's followers look more like fake or inactive accounts than those of some other presidential candidates, according to an analysis produced Tuesday by researchers at Indiana University's ... Read More

Defense Department Wants the Perfect Memespotting Tool

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 3 2011

First, the Pentagon used the influence of "experts" appearing on cable TV to spin the news. Then it sought to create fake social media profiles — sockpuppets — to spread and support its message. Now, the ... Read More

Data Geeks for Obama?

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 14 2011

Spotted: Obama for America's analytics department is staffing up on predictive modeling and data mining scientists and analysts: We are a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, predictive modelers, data mining ... Read More

Catalist-DemocracyInAction's Deal and the Progressive World

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 16 2008

DemocracyInAction and Catalist have just made a remarkable new deal. Let me back up. DIA is one of the core components of the progressive political infrastructure, providing online advocacy tools to a wide range of ... Read More