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First POST: Disruptors

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, May 20 2014

How the NSA collects every phone call made in the Bahamas; why the FCC's proposed rulemaking on net neutrality is problematic; how Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to upgrade NYC's broadband; and much, much more. Read More

Zach Wahls, Or, How the Internet Rewards Sincerity

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, December 1 2011

By now you've seen or been told about this video, which accumulated millions of new views in less than two days this week: This video's resurgent popularity is certainly Wahls' doing: At 19, in a calm, articulate way, he ... Read More

Tracking a Political Meme: McCain vs Paris Hilton

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

Ever wanted to be able to show someone exactly how a "meme" moves across the web in real-time? Anthony Hamelle of Linkfluence has posted a video doing exactly that. He zeroes in on two political videos that made a big ... Read More

Who Made "Dear Mr. Obama"? A Pro-Am, It Appears

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

Michael Brown, the man who made "Dear Mr. Obama," the viral video that is currently exploding on YouTube among supporters of John McCain and the Iraq War, is a professional film-maker with about a dozen years of ... Read More

Who Made "Dear Mr. Obama"? A Pro-Am, It Appears

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

Michael Brown, the man who made "Dear Mr. Obama," the viral video that is currently exploding on YouTube among supporters of John McCain and the Iraq War, is a professional film-maker with about a dozen years of ... Read More

"Dear Mr. Obama": The GOP's First Viral Video? [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

If you are one of the 41% of Americans who think the US invasion of Iraq was not a mistake, it looks like this video, showing a wounded veteran, Army Specialist Joe Cook, speaking in support of John McCain, could be your ... Read More

"Dear Mr. Obama": The GOP's First Viral Video? [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 12 2008

If you are one of the 41% of Americans who think the US invasion of Iraq was not a mistake, it looks like this video, showing a wounded veteran, Army Specialist Joe Cook, speaking in support of John McCain, could be your ... Read More

Viral Videos From DNC08 in Denver

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 2 2008

While network TV has cut back its coverage of the national political conventions to an hour a night, and within that hour we often get more of the network "stars" bloviating than straightforward speechifying from the ... Read More

Favorite Videos: Fist Bumps "Of Hope"?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, June 6 2008

t's Friday, which means it's time for our favorite new political videos the week. From Kosovo minefields to lobbyist lollypops to "fist bumps of hope," we've got it all. Read More

The Making of the "God Sent Hitler" Viral Video, and McCain's Break From Hagee

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 30 2008

What follows is the first-person account of the making of the viral video of Pastor John Hagee that precipitated Senator John McCain's decision to renounce Hagee's endorsement of his candidacy. Wilson is a co-founder of ... Read More