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The GOP's Twitter and YouTube-infused Response To SOTU

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, January 25 2012

Last night, House Republicans used the hashtag #SOTUGOP to collect questions about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, and YouTube to post video responses. The result is a collection of short YouTube video responses. Click through to watch one and note how all of the thumbnails after the video link to other responses. Read More

Watching the PreziPrezi: Powerpoint to the People?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 25 2012

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Photo: Chuck Kennedy / White House

The White House video stream of the State of the Union speech was watched by 3.2 million people last night, many of whom probably looking at the "enhanced version" with photos and charts illustrating President Obama's points. What did they see? What did they remember? And what was missing? Read More

Obama on Budding Middle Eastern Unrest and ... Bud

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, January 27 2011

President Barack Obama briefly touched on the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia during an online question-and-answer session with YouTube users on Thursday. Responding to a question about the governments of Egypt and ... Read More

Visualizing SOTU: Mobile Edition

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, January 26 2011

Over on his company blog, SurveyAnalytics' Vivek Bhaskaran summarizes a first look at how his experimental open-source mobile dial test and real-time polling initiative did during the State of the Union address. Read More

The Importance of Optics: Augmented Reality Edition

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, January 26 2011

Obama: The economy is great! Sunlight: No it isn't ... Obama: Look at how we're investing in the energy industry! Sunlight: Look at how the energy industry is investing in federal government. Take a look at the ... Read More

Reminder: Tonight, Be Part of an Open-Source Dial Test of the State of the Union

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 25 2011

Just a reminder that tonight, you can participate in an open-source dial-test of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Personal Democracy Forum is putting the word out about a project of SurveySwipe, run ... Read More

An Open, Mobile Dial Test for the State of the Union

BY Nick Judd | Friday, January 21 2011

President Barack Obama's second State of the Union address will, as with every major presidential speech for the last three years, be immediately followed by a throng of pundits and experts appearing on cable TV to tell ... Read More

MoveOn.org Doing Real-Time Mass Dial-Test of Obama SOTU

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 27 2010

MoveOn.org, the five-million member e-organization of progressive activists, is doing something really interesting with its members tonight: thousands of them are going to be participating in a live online dial-test of ... Read More

Plouffe to OFA: Time to "Regroup, Refocus, and Re-engage" Around SOTU [UPDATED 2X]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 25 2010

David Plouffe is out with an email to Organizing for America's massive list, calling on Obama supporters to "regroup, refocus, and re-engage on the vital work ahead." The focal point of his missive: to attend State of ... Read More

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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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