Category Archives: US elections

The Internet and the 2008 US election: participation and/or fragmentation?

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has just released a report on the role of the Internet in the 2008 US election, which analyses trends in how people consume political news & information and the ways they use the … Continue reading

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Ben Rattray on Change.org

Live blogging from the workshop “From Social Network to Social Movement” at Harvard Law School. Ben Rattray, Founder and CEO of Change.org is presenting. You can also follow on Twitter: #HLSsocnetworks Rise of the social web has been huge. Activism … Continue reading

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Marshall Ganz on narratives and social movements

Live blogging from the workshop “From Social Network to Social Movement” at Harvard Law School. Marshall Ganz from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, presenting The role of narratives as leadership practice in social movements. You can also … Continue reading

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the internet and politics: analyzing the 2008 us election – part 2

Here are four videos from the Berkman Internet and Politics conference held at Harvard last week. – A conversation with Joe Trippi and Ari Melber – A conversation with Jeremy Bird, Obama for America – A conversation with Marshall Ganz … Continue reading

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lessons in democracy from America – part 2

Yesterday at the Kennedy School of Government I attended the IOP Forum “War Stories: Inside Campaign 2008”, where David Axelrod (Chief Strategist, Obama Campaign) and David Plouffe (Campaign Manager, Obama Campaign) discussed with Rick Davis (Campaign Manager, McCain Campaign) and … Continue reading

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the Internet and politics: analyzing the 2008 US election

A group of McCain and Obama campaigners, academics, activists, bloggers and journalists have gathered for two days at Harvard at a conference organized by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society examining the role that the Internet has played in … Continue reading

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Next steps for president-elect Obama and We the people

[Cross-posted on Berkman’s Internet & Democracy blog] Today an outstanding panel gathered at Harvard Law School to discuss Obama’s election and the next steps for Obama’s administration and the American people: “In Order To Form a More Perfect Union: Next … Continue reading

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Is the Internet making a difference to the 2008 election?

[Cross-posted on Berkman’s Internet & Democracy blog] A recent survey by the Wall Street Journal/NBC/MySpace of newly registered voters and lapsed voters has shown that the Internet keeps playing an important role in the current campaign, especially amongst younger people; … Continue reading

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