Yesterday the ACLU posted an action alert entitled “Use Birth Control? You’re Fired!” regarding an Arizona bill that allows employers to deny insurance coverage for non-medical contraception and more importantly terminate employment if a women chooses to seek additional insurance to cover contraception. The problem with this action alert, however, is that it does not […]

Shit Online Organizers Say

Yesterday, Colin Delany, a fellow online politico who runs epolitics.com, posted an article entitled “This Election’s Not Going To Be Won in Hashtags.” The main thrust of the article can be summed up with this line: But let’s have a sense of proportion: a hashtag here and there is trivial compared with the grand sweep […]

On April Fool’s Day 2010, I posted a fake story about Republicans using Farmville to reach out to young voters. It turns out, 17 months later, that story has become true. Imagine my surprise when I started seeing my Photoshopped RNC FarmVille screenshot on Games.com, GamaSutra, and GamePolitics. Unfortunately my other April Fool’s Day posts […]

Berkman Fellows Eszter Hargittai and Aaron Shaw collected data soon after the 2008 presidential elections on a diverse group of young adults from Obama’s home city of Chicago. In this presentation Hargittai and Shaw look at the relationship of online and offline political engagement based on this data, and consider the relative importance of numerous […]

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