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Navigating the World Live Web: An Exploratory Talk on The Way We Look to Us All

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 6 2009

Who are we? What are we thinking about or responding to or passionate about or interested in? On October 21, 2009, I gave a talk to NPR Weekend Edition and Digital staff, during their staff retreat. The topic was ... Read More

Are the Days of Independent Political Bloggers Numbered? Digby and Atrios Chime In

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 19 2009

Is political blogging no longer a place for the individual, crusading voice? Do you have to be part of a group blog, and ideally backed by a big media property, to flourish in the national political blogosphere in the ... Read More

The Top U.S. Politics Blogs, Via Technorati's Update

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 16 2009

Back in January, we updated our list of the fifty top political blogs, using one simple metric: # of incoming links as measured by the blog search engine Technorati. Well, the good folks at Technorati (yes, the company ... Read More

Birthers of a Nation: How the Obama "Birth Certificate" Issue is Playing Online

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, August 2 2009

The news that American southerners are the most likely to question whether President Obama is actually a native-born citizen got a lot of attention last Friday, when a Research2000 survey on that question was released by ... Read More

"Obamacare" vs "Public Option": Is the Tide Shifting?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, July 29 2009

Judging from Technorati's tracking of the use of the terms "obamacare" and "public option," the effort by Republican message-meisters and blogger-activists to frame the health care reform bill as a new version of ... Read More

PdF's 2009 Top 50 Political Blogs

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 7 2009

We've been doing some housecleaning (in preparation for rolling out a site upgrade) and it's been some time since I dug in and updated our list of top political blogs. Indeed, an embarrassingly long time. Sorry! Anyway, ... Read More

Rating Obama's First Weekly YouTube Address

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, November 16 2008

There have been a number of good critiques of President-elect Obama's one-way use of YouTube to broadcast his weekly radio address (see especially my colleague Ellen Miller and John Dickerson's takes) and so I'm not ... Read More

Checking the techPresident Charts

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 6 2008

It's been a while since I've checked in on our charts tracking how the campaigns are doing on the web, and even though we're now firmly headed into the August doldrums before the national conventions, some interesting ... Read More

Housekeeping: New Design Tweaks and Technorati Charts

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, September 11 2007

As you may have noticed, we've made some spiffy design improvements to techPresident, all in the name of easily findable and navigable charts. Read More

Our Charts Get a Facelift

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, July 25 2007

Our-ever popular charts showing how the candidates are faring on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Eventful, and in the blogosphere have had the same alpha-stage design for some time, so we've given them a facelift. Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

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