Congratulations, President Obama
The 44th President of the United States of America Photo by jmtimages
EXCLUSIVE: Tropicana Covers Election Day Twittering
There are a couple of election related Twitter projects going on including Twitter Vote Report, which we covered the other day. Not on our radar at the time, however, was an interesting project from Tropicana that will take the expected high velocity Twitter coverage of the election all day and […]
How the Cable Guy could salvage the DTV transition, and why he's afraid to try.
If you don’t live under a rock, you probably know about the U.S. transition to Digital TV broadcasts coming in February. If you’ve been following it, you know that the number of people affected, i.e. those who receive only over-the-air television, has constantly been in dispute. The Federal Communications Commission, […]
Things we can agree on.
I had the misfortune recently of sitting through a discussion of the policies of both Presidential candidates on data protection and cybersecurity. Or so I thought. While the representative from the Obama campaign, a respected law professor and privacy expert who I have seen testify before Congress many times, was […]
"Citizen Journalism" — a label for recklessness that has to go.
(note: this story originally appeared on my personal site, Capitol Valley. I am republishing it here because I feel it merits as wide a discussion as possible, and this site attracts a different demographic than the other. Please read and comment.) Was that headline provocative enough for you? Are you […]
House relents on New Media, adopts updated rules for Web video
Congressional use of online video, (an issue that this site has covered since the beginning) finally got over its last hurdle today as the Committee on House Administration adopted new rules allowing use of outside websites by Members. The Committee approved a proposal based on reccomendations made in July by […]
Don't ask questions, give them answers.
I like the group at Ars Technica. They do some pretty unique things and have a great mix of content on their site. But when it comes to policy coverage, the blog-like style they use sometimes encourages shortcuts or causes a story to miss big details. For instance, Sunday night, […]
Web Video Issue Derails in House
A resolution for the House of Representatives to adopt a more relaxed Senate rule on Web video sites was stopped dead in its tracks by House Administration Committee chairman Mike Capuano, D-Mass., during a contentious Thursday hearing. The proposed resolution, offered by Rep. Vern Ehlers, R-Mich., is similar to positions […]
Talking about Tubes
I do apologize for the infrequency of posts. I expected more to write about. Now I have no excuse. Starting Friday, there will be a confluence of technology events that will be covered, here and elsewhere. Friday morning, I’ll be at the Broadband Census for America conference. I’ve written in […]
Network Management – deadlines and rhetoric
Another filing deadline, another blast of press releases about the Comcast “network management” debacle. To quote the great philosopher Rodney King, “can’t we all just get along?” No, really. This topic gets people in an uproar, whether it’s the good and well-meaning people at Free Press and Public Knowledge, who […]