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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

Afghan Presidential Candidate Obama-izes His Campaign

BY Editors | Friday, July 17 2009

[GUEST POST] Mark Hanson is a UK-based social media strategist and blogger. He advises FTSE100 companies, Labour politicians and is an associate fellow at the progressive Institute of Public Policy Research. We're ... Read More

Scola's Ten Lessons from Iran, Some Big, Some Small

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 10 2009

At last week's Personal Democracy Forum I was lucky enough to sit on a lunch time panel on the intersection of recent events in Iran and social media alongside Mobile Active's Katrin Verclas, NPR's Davar Iran Ardalan, ... Read More

Deconstructing (Twitter) Vote Report: Lessons Learned and What's Next

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 8 2009

One of things that made the Twitter Vote Report project so darn exciting during the '08 U.S. election also, at times, threatened to pull the whole shebang under. The thing simply had dozens of moving parts. We had people ... Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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