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+ - Ron Paul's use of the Internet in his presidential

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tres3
tres3 writes "A recent New York Times article explores some of the success that Ron Paul's presidential campaign has had in using the Internet. The author correctly states that others aren't as successful because their approach led many to micromanage their Web sites. By contrast, [Ms. Teachout] said, the Paul campaign took the opposite lesson that it was about openness and power. He has over 1140 MeetUp Groups in 900 cities (including one in the green zone in Baghdad) that have operated largely independently from the campaign.

For instance the ThisNovember5th site was setup by Trevor Lyman using a video created by James Sugra without even consulting the campaign. That site brought in $4.3M from 37,000 donors in 24 hours. Mr. Paul estimated that the one-day haul had brought $10 million worth of free publicity. Ron said he hadn't even gotten around to thanking them yet. THANKS Guys!! There is a new money bomb web site being prepared now in celebration of the Boston Tea Party

The article goes on to cover the wide variety of supporters that the Paul campaign has attracted. In reality Dr. Paul didn't create these groups; he simply gave them a focal point to rally behind. And he used the Internet to unite them, or more accurately, the users of the Internet found his message and united themselves behind it. I guess that is why the author titled the article 'The Web Finds Ron Paul, and Takes Him for a Ride'."
Networking

+ - IPv6 Cutover January 1, 2011

Submitted by IO ERROR
IO ERROR (128968) writes "An internet-draft published this month calls for an IPv6 transition plan which would require all Internet-facing servers to have IPv6 connectivity on or before January 1, 2011. 'Engineer and author John Curran proposes that migration to IPv6 happen in three stages. The first stage, which would happen between now and the end of 2008, would be a preparatory stage in which organizations would start to run IPv6 servers, though these servers would not be considered by outside parties as production servers. The second stage, which would take place in 2009 and 2010, would require organizations to offer IPv6 for Internet-facing servers, which could be used as production servers by outside parties. Finally, in the third stage, starting in 2011, IPv6 must be in use by public-facing servers.' Then IPv4 can go away."
Privacy

+ - NJ police union head threatens talk show hosts

Submitted by dlaur
dlaur (135032) writes "The New Jersey State Police have recently been the subject of criticism following the 91MPH crash that injured NJ Governor Corzine. Two NJ radio talk show hosts exposed inflammatory online posts allegedly made by NJ State Troopers threatening to crack down on highway speeders in response to the criticism. In a televised press conferemce, the head of the state police union threatened to expose personal information about the two talk show hosts, and went as far as to hold up documents containing their home addresses and other information for the cameras.

http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2007/05/04/talk-sh ow-hosts-in-hiding-after-police-threat/

http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?Art Num=186154
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