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A Whole New Ball Game: 2008 is Record Setting Election According to New Pew Study

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Sunday, June 15 2008

Not only is turnout at record levels in primaries across the country, but the role the internet is playing in the election is setting records that bury previous high marks. According to the Pew Internet & American ... Read More

We the Web of the United States

BY Mindy Finn | Friday, June 13 2008

On Wednesday (June 11), I joined a panel of eCampaign Directors for major presidential campaigns at a forum called, what else, the first 21st Century Campaign, sponsored by Google and National Journal. Peter Dauo for ... Read More

Powered by Truth (and Supporters Like You) [UPDATED]

BY Luigi Montanez | Thursday, June 12 2008

The Obama campaign has launched a microsite at FightTheSmears.com, debunking the attacks du jour against him (and his wife). But why exactly did the campaign feel compelled to do this, and why won’t we be seeing a ... Read More

Hillary Goes High Tech in Non-Concession Speech, Solicits Online Endgame Input; Did She Go Underground to Duck Barack's Call?

BY Dan Manatt | Tuesday, June 3 2008

In her non-concession speech, Hillary asks for input - but is it just to stall? Or a fundraising ploy? And did Peter Daou warn her about what Chris "Google Bomb" Bowers can do with an open invite like that? PLUS: Did ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Clintonite Outburst Seen Round the World

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 2 2008

A two-minute video clip of a peeved Clinton supporter at this week's DNC rules meeting has been viewed on YouTube more than 700,000 times; the credentialing of state bloggers for the upcoming Democratic convention ... Read More

OMG! WARNING: Over the top, offensive humor!

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Sunday, May 11 2008

There seems to be no limit to the power of the people to use the internet to express themselves politically, artistically, ... you name it. Continuing in my emerging pattern of video show-n-tell, check out Hillary's ... Read More

Obama's YouTube Speech Tops TV Ratings

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, March 25 2008

Obama makes YouTube history with the most watched presidential campaign video ever -- and beats cable news along the way. Read More

Defending Clinton’s Virtual Town Hall

BY Ari Melber | Friday, February 8 2008

Hillary Clinton is under fire for planted questions again, but this time her critics are wrong. It's a web politics battle: Disintermediation v. Interactivity... Read More

I'm over 30 and for Hillary, and so this "social media" thing is kind of irrelevant

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Thursday, February 7 2008

So I realized, I'm over 30, don't use Facebook or Twitter much, and I'm a Hillary supporter. I wasn't quite ready for Clinton's "Town Hall" on the Hallmark channel (I'll save that one for the over 60 crowd) but I feel as ... Read More

Obama's Wired Tuesday Push

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, February 5 2008

The Obama Campaign does not stress its historic Internet success. It does not even discuss the web as an obvious metaphor for Obama's candidacy: An open frontier where race and gender recede, new ideas vanquish the old, ... Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Outgassing

How Beijing is throttling expressions of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests; is the DCCC going overboard with its online fundraising tactics?; SumOfUs's innovative new engagement metric; and much, much more. GO

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

friday >

Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

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