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Headed West to Twitter, Katie Stanton Reflects on Washington

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 9 2010

Stanton on a State Department trip to China in May, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (To Stanton's left is Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats.) Read More

The White House and WebMD

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 6 2010

As new-media friendly as the Obama White House has been, they haven't always been all that eager to mix it up in the political blogosphere, navigating that world for advantage and community-building. They've tried that ... Read More

The Cost of Adding Prices to HealthCare.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 1 2010

Health insurances plan prices are scheduled to be added to HealthCare.gov in October 2010. If all goes well. Read More

White House Goes Open(ish) for Questions on Gulf Oil Spill

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 10 2010

The Obama administration came into the White House with the reputation of being uber-agile at navigating the modern news environment. But those skills don't seem to have done much to help it counter the narrative that ... Read More

Watch: Presidential Presser on the Oil Leak

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 27 2010

I'm slow on the trigger here, but it's worth mentioning that you can right now watch what's proving to be a fiery presidential press conference on the Gulf Coast leak on the underappreciated White House Live. Read More

Sentences that Would Have Been Completely Unintelligible to the 2005 Version of You But Now Seem Perfectly Normal

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 17 2010

Kinda. Today's entry: "Nancy-Ann DeParle is going to use @whitehouse to answer some of @dooce's #healthreform questions - ready now: http://twitpic.com/1op05q" UPDATE: The White House posts a recap of its pas ... Read More

The War on "West Wing Week"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 17 2010

I'm been saving string in the general area of "thing that a White House can do to look transparent but actually have the opposite effect." This Paul Farhi piece about the work of the White House video unit is going in ... Read More

White House Doing "Open for Questions" on Wall Street

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 22 2010

Just a heads up that, should Wall Street reform be of interest, the White House will be hosting one of its "Open for Questions" interactive chats this afternoon, at 2 pm, with White House economist Austan ... Read More

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

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Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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