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Daily Digest: 10/29/07

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, October 29 2007

More on the RedState ban on Ron Paul "shills"; Matt Stoller responds to Patrick Ruffini's analysis of newly-released Facebook data; as we suspected, media coverage of the election is more horerace-y than ever before; ... Read More

MTV/MySpace To Ask Obama Top Question from 10Questions Monday

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 26 2007

Breaking news: The top community-voted question on 10Questions.com as of 10 AM EST on Monday, 10/29 will be asked in that day's MySpace/MTV Obama dialogue, which is taking place at 1:30 EST at Coe College in Cedar ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 19 2007

Stephen Colbert gets a Facebook group; more data fun over at ronpaulgraphs.com; Barack Obama is the next participant in the MySpace/MTV Presidential Forum -- where are the Republicans?; Todd Zeigler on Obama's latest ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/5/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 5 2007

John Edwards holds an event in Columbus, KY, the small town that won his Eventful "Demand and Be Heard" contest; MySpace re-launches its Impact channel and teams up with PayPal to make fundraising easy for users; Jim ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/28/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, September 28 2007

Reactions across the web to the first MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogue with John Edwards; capturing the youth vote is just about showing up on Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube; an anti-Hillary Clinton Facebook group ... Read More

In Search of A Feedback Loop: Grading the MySpace/MTV Candidate Dialogue

BY Michael Connery | Thursday, September 27 2007

After a few technical glitches, the MTV/MySpace candidate dialogue series kicked off today, streamed live from the University of New Hampshire, where Sentator John Edwards was grilled by college students, and held ... Read More

MTV's Network for Advocacy

BY Fred Stutzman | Thursday, September 27 2007

With a hearty publicity push, MTV has launched think.mtv.com, a community fostering youth advocacy. In much of the coverage of the site, it has described as a youth social network - and while it's true the site has ... Read More

Liveblogging the first MTV/MySpace dialogue

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, September 27 2007

We're liveblogging the first MySpace/MTV "dialogue" with John Edwards at the University of New Hampshire. Read More

Daily Digest: 9/27/07

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, September 27 2007

Using Me.dium to chat with viewers of today's MTV/MySpace dialogue with John Edwards; why do we vote on Tuesday? The "Why Tuesday" video explains; the return of Chris Dodd's Talk Clock; Rudy Giuliani beams into ... Read More

MTV's Candidate Dialogues Are Promising

BY Michael Connery | Wednesday, September 26 2007

MTV’s “dialogues” with the candidates are starting up tomorrow, and on deck is Sen. John Edwards. As reported on multiple sites, these dialogues have the potential to be the most interactive and informative debates ... Read More

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Brazilian President Signs Internet Bill of Rights Into Law at NetMundial

Earlier today Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned Marco Civil, also called the Internet bill of rights, during the global Internet governance event, NetMundial, in Brazil.

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Ruck.us Reboots As a Candidate Digital Toolkit That's a Bit Too Like Democracy.com

Ruck.us launched with big ambitions and star appeal, hoping to crack the code on how to get millions of people to pool their political passions through their platform. When that ambition stalled, its founder Nathan Daschle--son of the former Senator--decided to pivot to offering political candidates an easy-to-use free web platform for organizing and fundraising. Now the new Ruck.us is out from stealth mode, entering a field already being served by competitors like NationBuilder, Salsa Labs and Democracy.com. And strangely enough, Ruck.us seems to want its early users to ask Democracy.com for help. GO

Armenian Legislators: You Can Be As Anonymous on the 'Net As You Like—Until You Can't

A proposed bill in Armenia would make it illegal for media outlets to include defamatory remarks by anonymous or fake sources, and require sites to remove libelous comments within 12 hours unless they identify the author.

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The Good Wife Looks for the Next Snowden and Outwits the NSA

Even as the real Edward Snowden faces questions over his motives in Russia, another side of his legacy played out for the over nine million viewers of last night's The Good Wife, which concluded its season long storyline exploring NSA surveillance. In the episode titled All Tapped Out, one young NSA worker's legal concerns lead him to becoming a whistle-blower, setting off a chain of events that allows the main character, lawyer Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), and her husband, Illinois Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), to turn the tables on the NSA using its own methods. GO

The Expanding Reach of China's Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring Site, Danger Maps

Last week billionaire businessman Jack Ma, founder of the e-commerce company Alibaba, appealed to his “500 million-strong army” of consumers to help monitor water quality in China. Inexpensive testing kits sold through his company can be used to measure pH, phosphates, ammonia, and heavy metal levels, and then the data can be uploaded via smartphone to the environmental monitoring site Danger Maps. Although the initiative will push the Chinese authorities' tolerance for civic engagement and activism, Ethan Zuckerman has high hopes for “monitorial citizenship” in China.

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The 13 Worst Bits of Russia's Current and Maybe Future Internet Legislation

It appears that Russia is on the brink of passing still more repressive Internet regulations. A new telecommunications bill that would require popular blogs—those with 3,000 or more visits a day—to join a government registry and conform to government-mandated standards is expected to pass this week. What follows is a list of the worst bits of both proposed and existing Russian Internet law. Let us know in the comments or on Twitter if we missed anything.

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Transparency and Public Shaming: Pakistan Tackles Tax Evasion

In Pakistan, where only one in 200 citizens files their income tax return, authorities published a directory of taxpayers' details for the first time. Officials explained the decision as an attempt to shame defaulters into paying up.

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Facebook Seeks Approval as Financial Service in Ireland. Is the Developing World Next?

On April 13 the Financial Times reported that Facebook is only weeks away from being approved as a financial service in Ireland. Is this foray into e-money motivated by Facebook's desire to conquer the developing world before other corporate Internet giants do? Maybe.

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