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"Twitter Bombing" Martha Coakley

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 4 2010

Martha Coakley was the victim of a "Twitter bomb," compounded by real-time search's insatiable appetite for new news, according to a study by a pair of Wellesley College researchers. Read More

Brown vs Coakley Post-Mortem: The Internet's Role in Politics 2010

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 20 2010

A very quick comment on the meaning of yesterday's special election in Massachusetts, in terms of the role of technology in changing politics: First, I couldn't agree more with what Nancy wrote here yesterday: Read More

Haiti vs #MASen: Keeping Things in Perspective

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, January 19 2010

Politics junkies in the U.S. are focusing rabidly on today's special election in the Massachusetts Senate race, but it's worth noting that Haiti is still garnering much more attention online. Here's the Trendistic chart ... Read More

Coakley vs Brown Online: Tracking the MA Senate Special Election

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, January 15 2010

Next Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts to fill the remaining three years of Ted Kennedy's term in the U.S. Senate is drawing a lot of attention, not only as the latest test of the national political winds, but ... Read More