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[BackChannel] Prediction for 2013: Keep an Eye on Identity

BY Gadi Ben-Yehuda | Friday, December 14 2012

In this post for Backchannel, our ongoing conversation between practitioners and close observers at the intersection of technology and politics, Gadi Ben-Yehuda predicts that advances in online identity management will be a top trend to watch in 2013. Read More

If You Don't Pay for the Product ...

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, April 28 2011

The social media and teen culture researcher danah boyd had a rough time with Tumblr over the past few days — an encounter that highlights how much trust even the most Internet-savvy people put in free platforms ... Read More

Tweeting Without the Title

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 6 2011

P.J. Crowley -- whom you might remember from his tenure as the spokesperson for the U.S. State Department that ended with his resignation after he called the Defense Department's treatment of alleged Wikileaks leaker ... Read More

An Army of One. And One. And One. And One...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

The Guardian's Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain dig into the fascinating, if chilling Operation Earnest Voice's "multiple personas" project, a $2.76 million contract that sets up U.S. Centcom with fake online ... Read More

Dueling Domain Names

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 16 2010

The maturity level on this whole episode comes in at about, oh, a two. But it's Friday, so whatever. Read More

How Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) Got Pwned on Twitter [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 11 2009

At least one author of the "Best Congressional Tweets of the Week" (as picked last Sunday by The Washingtonian) isn't actually a real Member of Congress. So if you are one of the 645 people who have been following the ... Read More