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Did Obama Ride Gaga's Facebook Coattails?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 7 2010

President Obama broke the 10 million fan mark on Facebook yesterday, a moment celebrated by Organizing for America, which manages the Obama Facebook account. Read More

The Journalist, the Murderer, and Sarah Palin

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 25 2010

Ben Smith picks up on the rather fascinating news that Sarah Palin has taken to Facebook to "welcome" her new Wasilla next-door neighbor, journalist Joe McGinniss. Read More

Sarah Palin, Facebook, and the Anti-Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 26 2010

Gabriel Sherman's long piece on Sarah Palin in New York Magazine focuses on her reported attempts to cash-in on her post-campaign profile. I'm biased, no doubt, but there could have fairly been more in the piece about ... Read More

The Conversation Age vs. "Official," "Disclosure," and Our Other Political Assumptions

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 26 2010

Where do our public political lives overlap with our online selves? Is professional versus personal a useful or reasonable distinction anymore in the share-everything-everywhere age of new media? What do ... Read More

Hacking Sarah Palin: Email Trial Kicks Off in TN

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 20 2010

The Tennessee trial into the alleged hacking of Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account by a University of Tennessee student has just kicked off. Read More

Palin's blogger ban is local

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 23 2009

What do you have to do to get banned from a Sarah Palin book signing? Snark on her from a close distance, it seems. Some of Palin's frequent home state critics found themselves blacklisted from attending a recent ... Read More

Facebook Update: Palin Nears a Million Friends; Obama Nears Seven Million

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 12 2009

We've been doing some housekeeping on our charts, and wanted to alert you to a few things. First, we've started tracking former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on our Facebook chart looking at likely 2012 presidential ... Read More

Live by the Facebook, Die by the Facebook: New Ad Targets Palin's Friends

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 25 2009

Greg Sargent notes that Americans United for Change, the labor-backed pro-health reform group, is going after Sarah Palin on her own turf. AUC is running an ad specifically targeted at Palin's considerable fan base on ... Read More

Palin's Facebook Megaphone: Big and Getting Bigger

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 20 2009

Here's a metric that might get your attention. Here in these doggiest of August days, Sarah Palin's Facebook page has accumulated roughly the same number of brand new supporters in the last week as Mitt Romney and Bobby ... Read More