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First POST: Traffic

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 3 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Government shutdown of web services irking journalists; Grover Norquist is a Guy Fawkes fan; Lavabit's embattled owner explains why he shut his service down; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Smorgasbord

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 23 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: New details on how the NSA's public review panel is being managed by the people its supposed to oversee; Ecuador wants to reimagine itself as a peer-to-peer network; Kate Losse accuses Dave Eggers of appropriating her Facebook memoir; a nifty new Twitter search tool from the Knight Lab at Northwestern; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Corrosion

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 9 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Two encrypted e-mail providers go down; Mitch McConnell's alliance with the Tea Party gets messy; charity: water gets its 15 minutes of fame; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Informed

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 7 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Cory Booker's web of tech industry backers; more questions about the NSA; and maybe Jeff Bezos just wanted to buy power in DC the old-fashioned way, by owning media; and much much more. Read More

A Former White House Videographer Critiques Paul Ryan's Way with the Camera

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 22 2012

Buried at the end of Nancy Scola's really quite good take on former White House videographer Arun Chaudhary's book and his work as the first-ever full-time cameraman to the President of the United States is Chaudhary's take on that other famously charismatic guy in this election, congressman and vice-presidential selection Paul Ryan. Read More

Rick Santorum's Campaign Raises Eyebrows With Thank You E-Mails To Those Who Didn't Donate

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, April 2 2012

Rick Santorum's presidential campaign raised a few eyebrows recently when several people received e-mails thanking them for their financial donations to the campaign -- even though they hadn't contributed a dime. The ... Read More

With Last Night's GOP Debate, the 2012 Social Media Campaign is On

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

Writing for The Atlantic's website, techPresident now-alumna Nancy Scola picks the use — and misuse — of Facebook and Twitter at last night's GOP debates in New Hampshire, from CNN's seemingly half-hearted ... Read More

In Honor of Nancy, We're Taking Friday Off

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 9 2011

We're taking Friday off to recuperate from a long week of conferencing, and to console ourselves on Nancy Scola's leaving the nest. You'll have to content yourself with this: See you Monday! Read More

Calling All Tech-Politics Writers: techPresident is Taking Pitches

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 1 2011

Yes, it's true. Despite our best efforts to convince Nancy Scola, techPresident's associate editor for the last three years, that there was nothing better than lifetime employment with Personal Democracy Forum, she will ... Read More

Twitter in a Teacup Part Deux: The Speaker Has Spoken

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, July 11 2008

Twitter in a teacup is officially downgraded from a kerfuffle to a mere brouhaha. Still, there are lessons to learn about how to communicate with Congress and who owns the infrastructure we use. Read More