Tech & society

Blogging and Public Affairs

I’m on a panel Wednesday morning with Robert Scoble and Pam Miller: "Blogging: Its power and impact on public affairs and the media" is a panel discussion before an audience of public sector PIOs in Seattle. What to say, what to say? I could start with my comments from a PRSA workshop earlier this month. […]


Newspaper serves political blogs

In a twist on the “equal time” rule, the Herald-Sun in Durham, NC is offering candidates in local and state elections (six counties) a free blog on the newspaper website. I’m not sure which is more amazing — the offer itself or the fact that only four candidates have taken the paper up on the […]

Social Networks

Politics drives facilitation site

Since mid-August, more than 79,000 people have joined to support one of the nine Democratic presidential candidates, according to the Washington Post. More than 195,000 people (about 25 percent of the total membership base) have joined to find others who care about Democratic candidates. An analysis of site statistics shows that Dems aren’t the […]