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From Mobs to Movements to Civil Society Orgs: What's Still Really Hard About Global Digital Activism

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 15 2010

A new Berkman Center report: "Political Change in the Digital Age: The Fragility and Promise of Online Organizing" Read More

British Austerity Battle Takes Up "Facts on Fees"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 10 2010

Tories in the British government are rather chuffed with the response to their online campaign called "Fact on Fees," an attempt to push the conservative take on tuition increases for universities in the UK. Read More

Jumo's Goal: Advancing Online Do-Gooding Beyond the "Big Red Donate Button"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 30 2010

A look inside Jumo HQ; photo credit: Jumo. Read More

Children's Crusade: A Primer on How Britain's Students Are Organising Using Social Media

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 29 2010

Students in the United Kingdom are on the march against deep cuts in higher education spending, and their protests are being organized and amplified by what, more and more, seems to be the standard social media tool-kit ... Read More

Crowdsourcing the Apocalypse

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 16 2010

You know what Howard Dean and Sarah Palin have in common? Both, finds the New York Times Magazine's Matt Bai, are crowd-sourced candidates who, finding themselves "buffeted in a digital storm of emotion," ... Read More

Lisa Murkowski's "Nerdery"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 15 2010

Patti Epler's on-going series of pieces for the Alaska Dispatch on the inner-workings of Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign offers up this gem: Read More

Whither Obama's Online Revolution

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 8 2010

The dream of web-powered participatory government is dead because Blue State Digital does corporate work and Chris Hughes launched a start-up and , writes Newsweek's Daniel Lyons: Read More

Stacks and Stacks of Emails

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 2 2010

One reason your inbox might have felt a bit swamped by election emails in the last twelve hours: Blue State Digital, just one of the digital firms on the Democratic-slash-progressive side of things, reports having sent ... Read More

The Art of Online "Bombings" Spreads to Spelling

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 1 2010

Image credit: Brian Reis/The Daily Beast Read More

Rospars Laments Passion's Absence

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 1 2010

When it comes to the innovation use of digital tools, why has the 2010 election cycle been, frankly, a little dull? It comes down, writes Obama '08 new media director Joe Rospars, to a lack of passion: Without a massive ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed 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

tuesday >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

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