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The Nation's Ari Melber shares his insights from the Netroots Nation conference on the direction Internet-based organizing is taking.

The Netroots Nation conference pulls in big Democratic names and spawns arguments in unlikely places.

A conversation with the author of Fair Use: Notes From Spam about spam, scambaiters and language games.

MoveOn, once the most powerful grassroots peace organization, has rendered its members voiceless on the expanding wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And that silence sends a message.

President Obama cracked the White House door for citizens on Thursday, and some of their questions were still bubbling up long after the first virtual town hall ended.

The tension around the pros and cons of online organizing has spurred a healthy debate in the social movement community.

Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?

In America's first Web-driven election, campaign videos made by ordinary people--not campaigns or the news media--grabbed most of the attention

Why do Internet boosters continue to confuse social networking with art?

The only one way Tuesday's vote will be protected is if citizens show up at the polls with cameras, note pads, cell phones and lawyers.

Blogs

A new movement known as Wages for Facebook says yes. 

January 14, 2014

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The national security journalist says more Snowden/NSA stories to come soon.

October 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

Eric on Tom Jones and what people are syaing about his book, and Reed on media and drones. 

May 23, 2013

Industry lobbyists outspent activists 38-1, but a grassroots coalition and dissenting members of Congress appear to have rendered CISPA “dead for now.”

April 26, 2013

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

Newsweek is out of print and other magazines have drastically cut back, but titles like Mother JonesThe Nation and now The New Republic are carrying the torch of independent journalism—and thriving.

January 31, 2013

You could call Girls groundbreaking artistic work. You could also say it’s Internet trolling elevated to an art form.

January 28, 2013

Facebook's new program will allow anyone to search for, say, "Chinese residents who have family members that like Falun Gong."

January 27, 2013