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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

The election is over, but President Obama is already tapping his campaign e-mail list to press Republcans into a tax retreat.

December 10, 2012

Will Facebook conversations mobilize workers to strike?

November 21, 2012

The (deliberately) funny campaign videos were all on the Obama side of the 2012 race and each, in its own way, may have helped him (a little) in gaining victory.

November 9, 2012

The presidential campaigns have different voter targets and different approaches for turning them out.

November 5, 2012

There are unusual battle lines in a major progressive dispute over the future of the powerhouse website Change.org.

October 28, 2012

The explosion of online mockery over Mitt Romney’s binder comment at the debate reveals a bigger problem.

October 17, 2012

It’s time for some men on Twitter to handle criticism better.

October 12, 2012

The parallel universe of right-wing conspiracy e-mail smears. 

September 25, 2012

Looking to find out how to register your vote? These social media apps can help. 

September 21, 2012

The selective censorship of “Innocence of Muslims” in Libya and Egypt “reeks of paternalism.”

September 14, 2012