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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

What is the famous media mogul doing on Twitter?

January 30, 2012

Members of Congress need to feel the heat on the Stop Internet Piracy Act. Here’s how a bold progressive challenger and digital activists forced Paul Ryan to come out against SOPA. It’s a smart model for winning this fight.

January 18, 2012

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that social media platforms offer a voice to segments of the American population that might not have had one before.

September 1, 2011

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

The social, cultural and political potential of millions of plugged-in Muslims creating and shaping their own narratives is both titillating and promising.

June 23, 2011

Andrew Rossi's documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times explores what happens when old media and new media collide.

June 14, 2011

The GOP hosts a fancy fundraiser for the disgraced Senator Vitter while demanding Representative Weiner’s immediate resignation.

June 9, 2011

After Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Ensign, David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards and more—why don’t politicians learn?

June 7, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Like Google Executive and activist Wael Ghonim said, if you want to liberate a sociey, just give them the Internet. The Internet helps you fight the media war.

February 11, 2011