November 26, 2012

Building a Revolutionary Political Social Network

Lucas Dailey, TechCrunch

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Regardless of your views on our recent election, one thing that we can generally agree on is that our political system is broken. There are myriad contributors to our malaise, not the least of which is the voting system on which it’s all based. But apart from the intractable structural problems, there is one area that we in the web world are tantalizingly close to ameliorating: constituent opinion.


In the middle of February in Wisconsin, nearly 100,000 people, some driving hundreds of miles, all converged on the same location at the same time simply to convey information. These people didn’t want to be there, but they felt, rightly, that this extreme effort was the only means available to convey their opinions effectively.

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November 16, 2012
Mideast Militarization of Media: The New Normal
Charles Cooper, CNET
Let's not act so shocked if Frankenstein's invention is on the loose.A couple of days ago the Israel Defense Forces began live-tweeting as the newest round of hostilities broke out along Israel's already hot border with Gaza. The... more ››
As Israel began an attack on Gaza on Wednesday, killing a top military commander of Hamas, the government also took to Twitter to live-tweet the strike as it unfolded.@IDFSpokesperson, the official Twitter account for the Israel... more ››
November 14, 2012
Online Life Is About Killing the Noise
Robert Scoble, Scobleizer
George Takei believes its his right to make sure every single message he posts to Facebook gets through to his fans’ screens. Jason Calacanis says that Facebook is in a bad war with George Takei. I told Jason he’s... more ››