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First POST: Monkeying

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, January 22 2015

Net neutrality proponents call foul on the GOP's plans; StandUnited.com seeks to be the right's Change.org; tons of civic tech news from mySociety, Chicago and Civic Hall in NYC; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Punch List

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 21 2015

Obama's State of the Union and the Internet; how HealthCare.gov shares personal data with third-parties; Facebook says it will give users tools to tag false or hoax content in their News Feeds; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Urgency

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 19 2015

How Republicans are starting to embrace net neutrality; more predictions of the blockchain's impact on society; new "innovative communities" legislation in Massachusetts seeks to boost civic tech there; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Recaps

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 12 2015

Previewing the State of the Union's tech topics; data-driven campaigns go after the under-18 vote; open data activist Carl Malamud's renewed campaign to liberate the law; and much, much more. Read More

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

News Briefs

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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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