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First POST: Phubbing

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 4 2014

How the NSA taps worldwide cellphone networks (and makes them more vulnerable); why Uber-fans should stop beating up on government; how NYC's new free Wi-Fi program might accentuate inequality; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Heavy Lifts

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 3 2014

Making the 4.799 page Ferguson grand jury transcript into a web-friendly document; Lyft's privacy issues get Senator Al Franken's attention; the Sierra Club's new activism platform; and much, much more. Read More

The Candidates Turn to Eventful

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, January 18 2008

Our friends at Eventful have released some good news about the candidates' use of their site to organize local events in the runup to the Nevada caucus and South Carolina primary. Read More

More Yahoo! Buzz Data: Dems in a Dead Heat

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, January 18 2008

Yesterday I posted data from Yahoo! Buzz that showed Mitt Romney topping searches among Republican voters in Nevada and much closer numbers among Romney, John McCain, and Mike Huckabee in South Carolina. Now some data ... Read More

SNADFU: Obama Campaign Places Nevada Ad in South Carolina

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, January 15 2008

Managing placements of online ads can be a challenge, as the Obama campaign recently learned. With more caucuses and primaries approaching, his campaign accidentally placed an ad for Nevada on a South Carolina TV news ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is The GOP Ignoring The Web?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, January 15 2008

A new site does a great job of illustrating the candidates' health care positions; progressive liveblogging during the Michigan primary; the Caucus Calculator is updated for Nevada; why aren't the Republicans using the ... Read More

Killer Political Apps

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, May 24 2007

Reacting quickly to’s newly launched open API, the Obama campaign is the first of the presidentials to take advantage of the opportunity. Basically, anyone can develop an application that can be ... Read More

Daily Digest, 3/14/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, March 14 2007

The Web on the Candidates Under pressure from the Moveon and netroots bloggers, including dailykos' Markos Moulitsas ZĂșniga and myDD's Matt Stoller, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled a planned Democratic debate ... Read More