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Happening Now: #140conf

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 15 2011

At the 92nd Street Y here in New York City, 140 Characters Conference is getting into gear.

A conference about the real-time web's impact on business and society, this year it will feature a few names that might be familiar if you attended or watched Personal Democracy Forum 2011 — PdF co-founder Andrew Rasiej speaks a little bit later this morning with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi; Dan Gillmor and Andy Carvin appear back to back; and Emily May of Hollaback! speaks tomorrow.

News Briefs

RSS Feed 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

monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

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