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Daily Digest: Tuesday's Basketful of Links

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 8 2008

The anti-FISA protests of Barack Obama swamp Google News search results for the bill; is the House of Representatives really trying to hush up Twittering Rep. John Culberson?; British PM Gordon Brown, facing no such ... Read More

Daily Digest: Defining "Mission Accomplished"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 7 2008

As Barack Obama responds to protests of his FISA stance, we consider how an online action's success might be judged; NPR focuses on Hispanic voters and how candidates are working to get their messages delivered to them; ... Read More

Daily Digest: You're Not the Boss of Me Now...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 3 2008

As an anti-telecom immunity group takes the top slot on MyBarackObama.com, we ask if we're about to witness a case of 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss;' road trip! College Republicans hit the trail, driving ... Read More

Daily Digest: Millennials of the World, Unite!

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 1 2008

Do millennials need to start strengthening their collective action muscles?; the anti-telecom immunity group on MyBarackObama.com is on track to be the social-networking site's top group later this week; Wesley Clark ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Mobilized Mob Does as It Pleases

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 30 2008

A group on MyBarackObama.com urging the senator to vote against surveillance bill that includes retroactive telecom immunity breaks into the top five groups on the campaign's own social-networking site; Obama supporters ... Read More

tP Poll: Does a Connected World Need a Connected POTUS?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 30 2008

We ask the question that has been bumping around ever since Republican presidential candidate John McCain described himself as computer "illiterate" -- In 2008, does a U.S. need to personally understand how to use email, ... Read More

Daily Digest: Holding Feet to the Fire Without Getting Burned

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 27 2008

While one high-profile blogger argues that the time has past for advocates and activists to shape the trajectory of their preferred general election candidates, others disagree and are self-organizing to show it; a ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama's Surveillance Stand Shakes the Netroots

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 26 2008

As Barack Obama's support for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that includes telecom immunity causes, in the words of one blogger, "a shift in the zeitgeist online," can his online fundraising hold up?; John ... Read More

Daily Digest: PdF '08 Roundup -- Crickets Seem to Greet "McCain is Aware of the Internet" Meme

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 25 2008

We've got one more round-up of the extensive coverage of Personal Democracy Forum '08 and we ask the question: was this the most mediated conference in all of recorded history? Also: where is the online right's defense ... Read More

Daily Digest: PdF '08 Day Two -- Power Corrupts. PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 24 2008

This second and final day of Personal Democracy Forum '08 saw the presentations from the likes of John Zittrain, Larry Lessig, Mark Pesce, and many others; the launch of a new universal broadband initiative; that ... Read More