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MySpace Hopscotches NH

BY Jack McEnany | Saturday, April 7 2007

Will the MySpace prresidential primary straw poll tell us anything, everything, or nothing at all? Read More

Looking at Voter-Generated Presence on Candidate Websites

BY Fred Stutzman | Tuesday, April 3 2007

As candidates cede authority over their web presence to supporters, allowing the posting of voter-generated content to campaign sites, there are bound to be some interesting and unexpected consequences. I decided to ... Read More

McCainSpace needs to go

BY David All | Friday, March 16 2007

John McCain's social networking tool is a failure. A tipster passed along this National Public Radio segment regarding the politics + tech sphere as it relates to the Presidential campaign. Specifically, the story ... Read More

John Edwards is Twittering

BY Lynne d Johnson | Wednesday, March 7 2007

Just a day after I posted about John Edwards texting campaign, a friend told me that Edwards was now using Twitter, a social networking tool that enables users to let friends and strangers know what they're doing. Read More

MyMcCain and MyObama

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, February 27 2007

In the Daily Digest yesterday, Josh mentioned my ongoing problems with McCainSpace. It took 18 days to get the site submitted and approved. I ran into issues with its obscenity filter (a problem I also had with the RNC's ... Read More

24 reasons to visit JohnEdwards.com today.

BY David All | Tuesday, February 20 2007

John Edwards' use of 24 different social networking tools is smart. And it's given me 24 more reasons to visit his website, again, to see what he's doing. Edwards is so far ahead of the pack, especially Republicans, that ... Read More

What Your Friends Say About You

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, February 20 2007

My parents always taught me that you can learn a lot about a person by looking at the people with whom they choose to associate. It's something I have always believed. It is, however, something that is being tossed on ... Read More

Obama steps out as web frontrunner

BY Fred Stutzman | Monday, February 19 2007

It appears that Barack Obama's strategic web initiatives, including the launch of the private-label social network My.BarackObama.com are paying off. As reported in the Chicago Tribune, more than 4,000 individuals have ... Read More

Barack Runs with the "Top Down"

BY Michael Turk | Monday, February 12 2007

Detailing what he thought was a bug at BarackObama.com, Michael Arrington found it odd that the site listed the "Gay Nigger Association of America for Barack Obama" as a supporter. Some quick digging turned up an error ... Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Company

The global "Snowden effect" is huge; how many consumer-facing online services fail the user privacy test; the Dems' 2016 digital to-do list; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Mood Slime

The Sony email leak reveals the MPAA's campaign against Google; how Uber is lobbying in local markets; mapping the #MillionsMarchNYC; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Cloudy

What the Internet is not; new analysis of public opinion on net neutrality; how cloud backup apparently foiled a police coverup; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Records

Is the future of citizen journalism vigilantism?; one tech mogul's vocal support for CIA torture; a cri de couer from the founder of the Pirate Bay; and much, much more. GO

Web Index Sees Impact of Net Neutrality, Surveillance and Copyright Laws

Denmark, Finland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden have come out on top of the Web Index, a ranking of the Web Foundation measuring the economic, social and political benefit that countries gain from the web. The United States is at number six. For the authors of the report accompanying the index, the results reflect how inequality has an impact on access to the web. "Nordic policy-makers have been quick to adopt and promote the free Internet - and open access to information - as a 21st century public good," the report states. " Others, as this year's findings show, need to move fast to catch up." The report attributes the Scandinavian countries' advantage to the countries' broader efforts to invest in public goods and establish a welfare and acting against " excess concentrations of wealth and power." With the lower inequality in those countries than in others, "the skills, means and freedoms to benefit from new technologies are widespread, which helps to explain why Scandinavian countries score highly on the political, social and economic impact of the Web GO

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