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PdF Worldwide Meetup Day: Sharing Our Stories

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, July 13 2011

In Los Angeles, a half-dozen PdFers gathered at Lucy's El Adobe. In Brussels, thirty folks met at the offices of Fleishman-Hillard, a PR firm. In Rome, it looks like the most stylish of affairs (see photo below; we are ... Read More

Pre-liveblogging my talk at Politics Web 2.0 (heh)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 18 2008

Here are my notes for the talk I'm about to give at Politics Web 2.0 on "The Revolution Will Be Networked: How Open Source Politics is Emerging in America.” (Caveat emptor, your experience may vary.) Read More

Daily Digest: 5/21/07

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, May 21 2007

The Web on the Candidates Blogpac, a group comprised of MyDDers Matt Stoller, Chris Bowers, and Mike Stark that gives grants to online progressive activists, has awarded $1000 to former John Edwards blogger Amanda ... Read More

Daily Digest: 5/8/07

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, May 8 2007

The Web on the Candidates Joe Anthony, the creator of an unofficial MySpace Barack Obama profile who had a well-documented brush-up with the Obama campaign over control of the profile, has decided to take down his old ... Read More

Joe Anthony Challenges Joe Rospars

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, May 5 2007

It's late on a Saturday and I don't have a lot of time to get into details, but for those people who have been following the Obama MySpace Mess, a quick heads-up is in order. Joe Anthony, the volunteer who started ... Read More

BarackSpace: What's Next For Joe Anthony? [UPDATE]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 4 2007

The dust is starting to settle on Obama's MySpace Mess. For those people who imagined that Joe Anthony might turn to the courts and sue the Obama campaign for taking control of a community space that he spent ... Read More

How to Value a MySpace Mega-Group

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 3 2007

One of the underlying issues raised by Obama's MySpace Mess is just what it takes to build a mega-group on a big social networking site, and how to value that work. I want to get into that here. Read More

Reflections from Dean '04 regarding Obama's MySpace Challenge (elevated from comments)

BY Zephyr Teachout | Thursday, May 3 2007

This issue [Obama's MySpace Brouhaha] reminds me of questions that we had to deal with all the time on the Dean campaign. We called people like Joe Anthony "centers of gravity"-- people who had built up their own Dean ... Read More

Obama's MySpace Mess: Enter the Shovel Brigade

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 2 2007

It's been quite a day out here on the internets, with the blogosphere buzzing over our story yesterday of how Obama volunteer Joe Anthony lost control of his MySpace Obama page to the pros at the Obama campaign. And now ... Read More

The Battle to Control Obama's Myspace

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, May 1 2007

In November 2004, Joe Anthony, a paralegal living in Los Angeles, started a unofficial fan page for then-newly-elected Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) on MySpace.com. Inspired by Obama's keynote address at that summer's ... Read More