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BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 11 2014

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. Read More

Is Tumblr Protecting Its Users From the Big, Bad Internet?

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 3 2012

A browser extension that expands on Tumblr, Missing e, has over 275,000 users on Chrome and almost 25,000 on Firefox, according to its official add-on pages for each browser. It modifies the look and feel of Tumblr to add several new features — something that Tumblr has taken issue with for months and which Mashable noted in a pretty comprehensive tick-tock in August. This puts Tumblr, known for its stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act as a champion of user rights, in a bit of an awkward position: In this case, it's the entity seeking to block access to a popular and by all accounts useful piece of software. Read More

French Election Shows the Limits of User-Generated Content

BY Colin Delany | Monday, May 21 2007

In a discussion about the recent French presidential election at the Personal Democracy Forum unConference this past Saturday, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry presented an interesting thesis: not only did Ségolène Royal's ... Read More

User-generated Mitt

BY David All | Wednesday, March 7 2007

Justin Hart of MyManMitt has compiled a YouTube collection of real Romney supporters simply explaining to "us" why they support Mitt. Read More