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BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 16 2015

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. Read More

A Role for Kerry's Email List in HuffPo's Creation

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 5 2011

Vanity Fair's William D. Cohan does a deep dive into the fight over whether James Boyce and Peter Daou were behind the creation of a framework that evolved into the Huffington Post, and one particularly relevant bit ... Read More

The World's Biggest Email List Belongs to... [UPDATED/CORRECTED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 18 2009

The international e-organization Avaaz, which was founded three years ago and describes itself as a "new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world ... Read More

Daily Digest: Amplified, Asked, and Answered

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 12 2009

Washington's (New) Media Ecosystem: Bob Fertik, a longtime liberal activist, drew more than 23,000 votes on Change.gov for his question on investigating the Bush Administration. And yet, the response from the Obama ... Read More

Daily Digest: Can Republicans Learn to Stop Worrying and Embrace the 'Net?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 21 2008

Obama Campaign's Trickle Down Belief in the Bottom Up: The Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas has some exclusive numbers the Obama campaign's online operation. They are, of course, rather huge. Some 3 million donors ... Read More

Daily Digest: Leaping from Savvy Challenger to Wired President

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 11 2008

Making New Friends in Washington: Slate's Farhad Manjoo explores Barack Obama's transition from a hyper-networked candidate to a 21st century president from whom, now, much is expected. Campaign finance strictures mean ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama Clarifies What He Meant By "Public"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 19 2008

Barack Obama announces his decision to opt out of public financing in a video sent straight to supporters; McCain launches his first Facebook app: a video tour through the "Straight Talk Express" bus; a new Google maps ... Read More