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An Inquiring Nation Wants to Know: 'Who Is Running for President?'

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Election 2012: the event that has produced an electorate awash in -- sometimes overloaded with -- information. The campaign that has seen the collision between Big Data and Big Politics. The phenomenon that brings the Information Age to bear on the grand experiment that is American democracy. Here, with that...
An Inquiring Nation Wants to Know: 'Who Is Running for President?'

Leave the Valentine's Day Google Doodle Alone

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In a low-point for American democracy, the easily-offended citizens of this nation have directed their wrath at Google's painfully-innocent Valentine's Day doodle. The "edgy" 1-minute animation shows a boy and girl fall in love, followed by a 5-second collage of couples embracing including at least one gay couple (we can't...
Leave the Valentine's Day Google Doodle Alone

Why The Internet Doesn’t Make Us Care More About Politics

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American politics used to be fun: frequent political carnivals in the 19th century would mix parties, parades, and political speeches in an endless stream of local civic life. As a result, America had an astonishingly high turnout, between 70-90%, in presidential and local elections. Yet, the Internet has never quite...
Why The Internet Doesn’t Make Us Care More About Politics

Charity Calls Out Social Media For Poseur Activism

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Likes And Followers Don't Mean Anything Without Action (Earned Web)UNICEF...
Charity Calls Out Social Media For Poseur Activism

The Radical Optimism of Eric Schmidt

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Are you worried about the problems in American democracy and the new and possibly deleterious structural features of our information environment? Eric Schmidt isn't. Google's current executive chairman and former CEO spoke today with The Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the role his company and his...
The Radical Optimism of Eric Schmidt

RT @atomiota: The fulcrum institutions that distinguish European democracy from American democracy http://is.gd/aPJUY

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RT @atomiota: The fulcrum institutions that distinguish European democracy from American democracy http://is.gd/aPJUY
Keen On… Cary Sherman: How Should The Democratic Process Function In The Digital Age? [TCTV]

Mendeley Throws Open the Doors to Academic Data

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Innovations in communications software and websites can be quite exciting. After the dust dies down, however, it's really not clear how much more information has been made available, how much more people can communicate, how much more thinking has been enabled. London-based Mendeley's offering up an Open API and making...
Mendeley Throws Open the Doors to Academic Data

Some More Inconvenient Truths: Al Gore Talks About "The Future" at SXSW

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Former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage at the SXSW interactive festival today to tell a packed auditorium at the Austin Convention Center about the future. No, really, “The Future,” which is the name of his new book, with the heavy-duty subhed of “Six Drivers of Global...
Some More Inconvenient Truths: Al Gore Talks About "The Future" at SXSW

Are you the Psy of American democracy? Competition offers cash prize for new ideas to strengthen American democracy

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It's time to take that great idea you have about how to rethink American democracy off the shelf, dust it off and submit it for a cash prize. The Illinois Humanities Council with financial support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -- home of the "Genius"...
Are you the Psy of American democracy? Competition offers cash prize for new ideas to strengthen American democracy

US cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure remain mired in politics

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If you recall, one of the points argued on behalf of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was that it was required, from a policy perspective, to keep the most important elements of the US’s infrastructure safe from those who might want to bring it down. However, in CISPA,...
US cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure remain mired in politics

Here's Your Chance To Influence The Internet Sales Tax Law, For Reals

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Congress is on track to passing a nationwide Internet retail sales tax, but it has serious flaws that could majorly muck up the e-commerce industry. We think citizens are often smarter than the government, and we want to give you a chance to make the bill better before it becomes...
Here's Your Chance To Influence The Internet Sales Tax Law, For Reals
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