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It's Anthony Weiner's Internet...

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 23 2011

We merely live on it. That's true today, at least, as the energetic Democrat from New York sends along word that he'll be "barnstorming" all across the web, trying to spread the good word about the health care overhaul bill on its one-year anniversary. Weiner will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall (2:30-3:30pm ET), a Facebook Town Hall (3:30-4:30pm ET), a Daily Kos live chat (4:30-5:30pm ET), and an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit (5:30-6:30pm ET). And after a brief break to down a Red Bull, he's available to come by your house and help you craft a witty email retort to your Obamacare-hatin' uncle.

Makes Nancy Pelosi look downright lazy.

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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