December 18th, 2006
Extra-long weekend catch-up edition.
- EVERYBODY’S writing about Time’s choice of you (i.e., Web 2.0, participatory media, etc.) as Man of the Year. Thanks for noticing, MSM guys. Welcome to the party.
- Advocacy Tools You Need, Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle. Democracy in Action’s Jason Z. puts the smackdown on a new Capitol Advantage “feature.” Let’s send MORE spam to Congress…
- Oppo Knocks? Did the Webb campaign conduct opposition research on friendly bloggers? Blog P.I tackles the case.
- YouTube Explains the Mystery of Home Page Picks. Get front-page placement, become famous. Easy, right? From Mark Glaser at PBS’s MediaShift blog.
- Moolah is Largely What Separates Citizen’s Media from Mainstream Media. Micropersuasion looks at the continuum of citizen/professional media. My (somewhat related) take: bloggers are journalists with particularly cheap printing presses.
- Two articles to check out in Beltway Blogroll: First, looking at the much-reported prediction of a flattening blogosphere, Danny Glover talks about a 2008 peak for political blogs. Next, our second smackdown of the day: The Blogs vs. John McCain.
- In Personal Democracy Forum, Noel Hidalgo looks at SecondLife Fundraising and Political Activity, including an adopt-a-yak program. But Micah Sifrey pours a little cold water on the Second Life hype.