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Clearing the Cache: Blog Action Day, But Look Who's (No Longer) AWOL [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 15 2009

  • Today is Blog Action Day, and it looks like a huge number--nearly 10,000--have signed up to post on climate action issues.
  • Most notable in that list, beyond all the usual enviro sites: Prime Minister Gordon Brown's blog, and the official Google blog.
  • Notably missing from that list (at least as of midday): The White House blog and the Environmental Protection Agency's blog. UPDATE: The White House blog joins in with a post this evening from Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, at 6:36pm. Better late than never. But the EPA is still AWOL.
  • Our pal Todd Ziegler of the Bivings Group offers his detailed critique of the new site. It's good, bad and ugly.
  • How to follow GOP insiders on Twitter live, from TalkingPointsMemo. (h/t
  • Or just subscribe to Patrick Ruffini's "Republican political operatives" Twillist group.
  • The Pirate Party may be taking off in Europe (see Antoni Gutierrez-Rubi's report), but here in the U.S. its putative leaders are couchsurfing.
  • Sunlight Labs offers its ideas on redesigning the FCC's ancient website. The FCC tweets back, calling the redesign "approachable."