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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The Intenet and Campaign 2004

The Pew Internet and American Life Project found:
The internet was a key force in politics last year as 75 million Americans used it to get news, discuss candidates, send emails, and participate directly in the political process.
The full report here. Commentary on the significance by Michael Cornfield here.

Today is CBS News Anchor Dan Rathers last day, forced out after 24 years of political bias in the news. I bet, Dan wishes the Internet bloggers did not have access to those 75 million Americans who are using the Internet to get their political news, or at least check on the value and validity of main stream media news sources. The Internet will have more significance in the coming years, that is why the politican in Warshington are trying to find ways to control this new found freedom of speach, available to every citizen with a computer and a broadband connection.

The full report has a nice summary of findings check it out here

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