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The Web at 25: How it won the White House -- and won me back

In the fourth and final installment of his series celebrating 25 years of the Web, Crave's Eric Mack returns to the Web from the wilderness after spending some time exploring the dark side of the Force, er, politics.

By March 13, 2014


Among the top election quants, Nate Silver reigns supreme

Not only did FiveThirtyEight's Silver pick all 50 state winners in the presidential race, he also beat out his polling aggregator rivals for sheer margin of accuracy.

By November 8, 2012


Four lessons from a single successful tweet

What I learned from a single tweet about Facebook's 1 billion users announcement

By October 6, 2012


Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs

An Internet outcry forced Rep. Lamar Smith to delay a vote on SOPA. Opponents of Smith's ISP snooping bill are hoping they can repeat the process.

By February 3, 2012


Rick Perry fails YouTube 101

The struggling Republican presidential candidate released an ad on YouTube Tuesday that has garnered 41 times as many dislikes as likes. Perhaps his social media team forgot they could turn off that ability.

By December 8, 2011


FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver on life post-election

Known as a superstar statistician whose blog gave Democrats daily data that calmed them down last fall, Silver was the keynote speaker at SXSWi Sunday. Afterward, he spoke to CNET News.

By March 15, 2009


News has a bright future, author says

In his talk on "the ecosystem of news" at SXSWi, author Steven Johnson says the model news will follow is what has already happened with technology and political journalism.

By March 13, 2009


Invasion of the election apps

From polling widgets to iPhone-based countdown clocks, election apps are everywhere. With the election only a few days away, it's not clear what's next for the companies that make them.

By October 31, 2008


Senate endorses retroactive FISA immunity for warrantless wiretapping

Bush wins hard-fought battle after Senate immunizes telecom companies that illegally opened their networks to the Feds. There's a chance a suit against AT&T could continue.

By July 9, 2008


Gawker Media slims its blog network

Nick Denton, founder of the New York-based blog network, acknowledges tough economic conditions are a reason behind sale of three blogs: Idolator, Gridskipper, and Wonkette.

By April 14, 2008