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Checking the techPresident Charts

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 6 2008

It's been a while since I've checked in on our charts tracking how the campaigns are doing on the web, and even though we're now firmly headed into the August doldrums before the national conventions, some interesting ... Read More

Daily Digest: No Candidate is an Island

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 5 2008

Several new projects point to the idea that politicos are coming to understand how much social networks matter in 2008; the world's most famous customer service representative jumps into the wired POTUS debate; the DNC ... Read More

Daily Digest: On Tweets and Veeps and Congresspeeps

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, August 4 2008

Some netrooters have launched a campaign to push retired General Wes Clark for the Dem VP spot; Capitol Hill is all abuzz with an on-going Republican protest that's being live-Twittered/Qikked/blogged; the hashing over ... Read More

Daily Digest: Celebrity Edition

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, August 1 2008

America is using these relatively quiet days of summer to carefully weigh John McCain and Barack Obama's differing visions for putting America back at the cutting edge of scientific innova...no, not really. Sigh. We're ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Most Sobering Promise

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 31 2008

Young voters are asked to make a tremendous sacrifice: lay off the bottle the night before Election Day; the debate continues over the nature of MoveOn; the RNC goes after Barack Obama on his supposed audacity; 10 ... Read More

Daily Digest: McCain Practices Some Self-Defense

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 30 2008

John McCain finally turns to his Senate record defend against attacks on his tech cred; we consider whether MoveOn is a movement or a marketing machine; the newest stars of YouTube seem to be the guys and gals (well, ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Revolution? Televised, At Least a Little

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 29 2008

A new spot from MoveOn that will become MTV's second ever political ad involves jokey references to STDs and a confusing chicken metaphor -- both things that are big hits with the kids!; an activist group spawned online ... Read More

Daily Digest: Captain Pulls Obama Email Back into Drafts

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 28 2008

An Army captain who sent an anti-Obama email last week dials back his criticism; Meet the Bloggers has a high-profile guest on to discuss off-shore oil drilling in this, its second week; is gender enough to build a ... Read More

Barack's Boring Website

BY Patrick Ruffini | Sunday, July 27 2008

The common wisdom is that BarackObama.com is not only better at wrangling donations from the faithful, but is categorically better than JohnMcCain.com because it embraces an interactive as opposed to a broadcast model. ... Read More

Daily Digest: Politics? One Column, Two Sentences, a Headline!

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 25 2008

We invoke "Fahrenheit 451" to assess Barack Obama's speech in Berlin yesterday; Obama gives a shout-out to the Iranian blogosphere; the McCain campaign launches a new event planning tool and the RNC unveils a fundraising ... Read More