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OFA's "Time to Deliver" is Now; Watching Obama's Army Flex Its Muscles

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 20 2009

Today, President Obama is doing something no sitting U.S. President has done before. He is using his massive network of grass-roots supporters, which has been undergoing a reboot since Election Day, to go between the ... Read More

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

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Rising

Why #FreddieGray hasn't trended nationally on Twitter, yet; American whistleblowers support the Surveillance State Repeal Act; dueling foundations on transparency; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Targeted

The digital humanitarian response to the earthquake in Nepal; the NYPD monitors children as young as age ten on social media; how Wikileaks crossed the line between transparency and an invasion of privacy by posting the Sony Pictures emails; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Overreaching

Why the FCC balked at the Comcast-TimeWarner deal; Sheryl Sandberg wants Hillary Clinton to lean into the White House; the UK's Democracy Club brings a lot more information to election season; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Ownership

"Tell us more about your bog"; the shrinking role of public participation on campaign websites; "Aaron's Law" has been reintroduced in Congress; is the Comcast-TimeWarner merger on its last legs?; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Bush League

Presidential candidates hiding behind Super PACs; what this means for American democracy; demos at the White House; a demand for Facebook to be more open about news in the newsfeed; and much, much more. GO

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