“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


Pew Report on Bloggers

The Pew Research Center just published a new report on bloggers. Being a blogger, needless to say I was intrigued.


Why don't students blog like they Facebook?

I've always tended to assume that virtually any new form of media or communication will be dominated first and foremost by young people.


Freedom and Logic Puzzles

With the approach of the Fourth of July weekend, most people's thoughts turn to bbqs, beer, fireworks and traffic on the Long Island Expressway. Don't


The Web as Public Pillory

We've all had moments we'd rather not have become public
knowledge. We've all done things we'd rather our friends
and family — let alone the whole world — never know
about. And there was a time when — except, say, for


Going postal on net neutrality

On Friday morning, the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet presented a refreshing and illuminating real-world forum on “Net Neutral


YearlyKos in Review

I was able to attend the YearlyKos convention last weekend - I was interested to go and see what the prevailing feeling of the "progessive blogosphere


"Mass email", or email from the masses?

The internet could be hailed as the best thing for democracy since the Australian ballot, empowering the masses to participate meaningfully in politics.


Where are the Gay Netroots?

So the discussion during the LGBT caucus at YearlyKos was about what I expected.


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What new technology means for good old fashioned organizing

I started this post last week at Net2, in an attempt to summarize my talk after our Activism panel ended.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: