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Using Twitter to Chat About Politics, #hashtag-Style

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, July 5 2011

Want to know when to get on Twitter to chat with fellow users about such topics as community building, optimizing your conversion rates, fundraising or new developments in mobile tech and social media? Check out Twitter ... Read More

The Oil Spill as Metaphor for Our Times

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, May 31 2010

Depending on your perspective, the Gulf oil spill is many things: a reminder of human fallibility, an indictment of corporate greed, a painful example of government regulatory failure, a portrait of the power of big ... Read More

100,000 Unique Live Readers Made 100,000 Comments During Health Care Summit on CoverItLive Platforms

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 26 2010

Yesterday's health care summit was also a very big day for CoverItLive, the Toronto company that provides easy-to-use and highly versatile live-blogging widgets that have become the industry go-to for high volume live ... Read More

Internet Drives Huge Traffic to White House Health Care Summit

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 26 2010

Was yesterday's all-day meeting at Blair House on health care reform a success? Well, by one measure, it was a huge success for the White House new media operation, which provided a live web stream to users all over the ... Read More

Going Beyond Live-Blogging SOTU? Online Organizing During Live Events

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Are you live-blogging the State of the Union? Join the crowd. Read More

How NOT to Engage the Public: White House Surprise Web Chats

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, December 7 2009

A few minutes ago at 1:42pm, the White House blog announced a live web chat with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis "to discuss the contents of the Department of Labor’s new regulatory agenda, which focuses on improving the ... Read More

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

R.I.P. Ted Kennedy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 26 2009

The political world is buzzing today with condolences and reminiscences of Senator Edward Kennedy, and we here at PdF add our respects. Read More

The Live Web and Washington

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 12 2009

I've been multitasking this morning, catching up on email and glancing at Twitter, and three times I've noticed the power of the live, interactive web as a new factor in my life. Read More

Why I'm Not Going to Denver or Minneapolis

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, August 24 2008

My friend Jay Rosen noticed a tweet from me earlier where I said I wasn't going to the conventions this year, and instead planned to "watch the web watch the conventions." He wrote back asking how I planned "to add value ... Read More