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10Questions Update 10/29/07: Usage Surges!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 29 2007

Well, we've had quite a weekend, ever since we announced that the top question as of 10am today would be asked of Senator Barack Obama during this afternoon's live MySpace/MTV dialogue at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. ... Read More

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

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What the Internet is not; new analysis of public opinion on net neutrality; how cloud backup apparently foiled a police coverup; and much, much more. GO

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Is the future of citizen journalism vigilantism?; one tech mogul's vocal support for CIA torture; a cri de couer from the founder of the Pirate Bay; and much, much more. GO

Web Index Sees Impact of Net Neutrality, Surveillance and Copyright Laws

Denmark, Finland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden have come out on top of the Web Index, a ranking of the Web Foundation measuring the economic, social and political benefit that countries gain from the web. The United States is at number six. For the authors of the report accompanying the index, the results reflect how inequality has an impact on access to the web. "Nordic policy-makers have been quick to adopt and promote the free Internet - and open access to information - as a 21st century public good," the report states. " Others, as this year's findings show, need to move fast to catch up." The report attributes the Scandinavian countries' advantage to the countries' broader efforts to invest in public goods and establish a welfare and acting against " excess concentrations of wealth and power." With the lower inequality in those countries than in others, "the skills, means and freedoms to benefit from new technologies are widespread, which helps to explain why Scandinavian countries score highly on the political, social and economic impact of the Web GO

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