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Will Social Media Boost Government Transparency?

Back in April, when I was asked to talk about social media and government transparency at this week’s Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, one of the first things I did was make a list of Members of Congress who “get” social media. It was a very short list. For one, most Members of Congress leave…




Get ready for the mobile photo-sharing revolution

I took this photo during a January snow storm in D.C. It’s dark and moody and the snow is whipping around in what looks like 10 different directions. If I was a better photographer, I might be able to tell you how I thoughtfully set my exposure and aperture before waiting for just the exact…




New York Times exposes JC Penney and the seedy underbelly of SEO

For the past several months, JC Penney was inexplicably at the top of the Google search results for everything from dresses to area rugs. Let that percolate for a bit. JC Penney? Really? Well, it turns out that JC Penney either knowingly or unknowingly through a third party, gamed the Google search engine to the…




Facebook uncovered? The Daily Beast peeks under your news feed

Take Thomas E. Weber’s little Facebook experiment for what it’s worth — some interesting insights into how FB decides what to put into your news feed. I wouldn’t go so far to say that Weber’s piece on The Daily Beast has “cracked” the code. Some of what he reports are things most habitual FB users…