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First POST: Yum, Cookies!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 11 2013

Now the NSA rides along with Google's special "cookie" to monitor users; Joe Biden to take questions by Skype today; the rightwing blogosphere is getting rolled up by Salem Communications; and much, much more. Read More

What to Make of "Twitchy," Michelle Malkin's Fan for Twitter Flames

BY Nick Judd and Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, May 31 2012

The GOP new media machine tries to chase the spotlight anywhere it goes online, even going so far as to famously jump in on hashtags used by the White House or Obama campaign. It's just not clear what this exactly does for them. A case in point is Twitchy, a platform launched earlier this year by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin that picks out individual tweets to present on a website along with a few words of commentary. While it ventures into sports and culture news, its primary use seems to be to amplify the conservative hashtag wars, starting some fights and continuing others. Read More