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The Message in the Cryptex

BY Gavin Clabaugh | Tuesday, October 6 2009

[We're pleased to repost, with permission, this short essay by Gavin Clabaugh, a veteran of the nonprofit tech world who serves on the board of NTEN; Aspiration, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to identifying, ... Read More

In G20 Case, Twitter as "Instrument of a Crime"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 6 2009

EFF has the criminal complaint against Elliot Madison, the Queens man being targeted by the FBI for using Twitter during the G20 protests in Madrid. The document has some fascinating details about how Madison was ... Read More

Twitter Mobilization Lands Queens Man in FBI Trouble

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 5 2009

Well, this is interesting. The New York Times is reporting that the FBI is pursuing charges against Queens man for, it seems, posting Twitter updates about police actions during G20 Summit protests in Pittsburgh: Read More

Pawlenty Plants a Flag on Planet Internet

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 1 2009

And so it begins. Read More

Twitter "Klout": A New York City Election Case Study

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 17 2009

Building on Nancy's post Wednesday about the interesting relationship (correlation is probably overstating the case) between the number of social media followers (Twitter + Facebook) tallied by some of the candidates ... Read More

It's My Jersey

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 15 2009

Status Messages Are Effective Because They Are *Our* Media

BY Dave Levy | Tuesday, September 15 2009

Dave Levy spends most of his day working on Edelman's Digital Public Affairs team in Washington, DC. A self-proclaimed geek, he blogs often about how traditional media adapts -- or tries to adapt -- to the growing social ... Read More

White House Email Program Stumbles, and Conservatives Get in Their Kicks

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 18 2009

The chum was already in the water. The White House's call for "fishy" emails earlier this month had some on the right floating the idea that the Obama Administration was keeping tabs on its political opponents. ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Moneyballed

The Gates Foundation's new "global citizens" email database, and why it's a terrible idea; why young people like the NSA more than older people; using open data about NYC taxi drivers to ID Muslims; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Monkeying

Net neutrality proponents call foul on the GOP's plans; StandUnited.com seeks to be the right's Change.org; tons of civic tech news from mySociety, Chicago and Civic Hall in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Punch List

Obama's State of the Union and the Internet; how HealthCare.gov shares personal data with third-parties; Facebook says it will give users tools to tag false or hoax content in their News Feeds; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Goggles

More on the shifting net neutrality debate; how Ready for Hillary plans to share its digital assets; the family roots of Civic Hall; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Urgency

How Republicans are starting to embrace net neutrality; more predictions of the blockchain's impact on society; new "innovative communities" legislation in Massachusetts seeks to boost civic tech there; and much, much more. GO

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