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First POST: Unveilings

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 3 2015

The countries funding US think tanks; Chelsea Manning on Twitter; how small organizations can punch above their weight in a digital world; the Memories Pizza folks will receive more than half a million dollars from a GoFundMe campaign; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Heavy Lifts

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 3 2014

Making the 4.799 page Ferguson grand jury transcript into a web-friendly document; Lyft's privacy issues get Senator Al Franken's attention; the Sierra Club's new activism platform; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Packed

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 22 2014

The impact of Sunday's giant People's Climate march in NYC; how the Kapor Center is increasing the role of minorities in tech; why Uber's business model is anti-worker; and much, much more. Read More

FWD.us, a Silicon Valley Foray Into Politics, Is Baffling Observers

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, May 1 2013

FWD.us subsidiary Americans for a Conservative Direction has launched new TV ads supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

Mark Zuckerberg's new advocacy group FWD.us sparked an uproar among progressives recently when its subsidiaries, Americans for a Conservative Direction and Council for American Job Growth, bolstered two senators' reputations in their home states with a T.V. ad buy. Speaking privately, some progressives in Silicon Valley said they are fascinated by FWD.us' launch, and unable to decide whether FWD.us' overarching strategy of using traditional political tactics of television advertising and inside-the-Beltway lobbyists, combined with a grassroots organizing campaign, is smart or incredibly dumb. Read More