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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

Daou, Boyce to Sue Over HuffPo's Birth

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 16 2010

So who dreamt up the Huffington Post? Arianna Huffington has said that that she and a few friends, including eventually HuffPo partner Ken Lerer, gathered in her house and kicked around ideas in those heady days after ... Read More

Demanding More in Brazil

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 19 2010

Reuters' Stuart Grudging reports on the uncertain impact of online campaigning in the race to replace Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as just "Lula." Read More

Digital Campaigns, a Starter Guide

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 19 2010

ClickZ, which you might know from its association with Kate Kaye, friend of techPres, has just today put out a "Digital Political Campaigns 101" guide on everything from growing your candidate's email list to ... Read More

Google's Establishmentarianism

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 5 2010

National Journal suggests that political incumbents have amongst their advantages Google Juice. The longer political records of office-holders, as (generally speaking) compared to challengers, provide Google more to work ... Read More

Has the Internet Broken America?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 3 2010

The New America Foundation's Robert Wright has a piece on the New York Times' website that asks the provocative question: has the Internet made America ungovernable? If you're interested in the topics we cover here, it's ... Read More

Study: How British MPs Really Feel About the Web

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 8 2010

Liberal Democrats, who make up a small minority of the British Parliament, are more likely to feel positive about social media's impact on politics than their counterparts in either the Labour or Conservative Parties ... Read More

Candidatos Cibernéticos: The Web Meets Latin American Politics

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Center for American Progress' Stephanie Miller has an overview of the role of the Internet in Latin America's upcoming elections. Read More

Why Twitter Matters & The Left Should Be Nervous

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, May 5 2009

I realize I'm inviting much ridicule from my friends on the left, but I'm going to write this post anyway, and I'm going to leave the title intact - Why Twitter Matters & The Left Should Be Nervous. It's no doubt ... Read More