Clay Shirky does a multi-tweet analysis of how the evolution of media (from broadcasters to social media) has made it possible for outsiders to break the power of the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States. It’s great work but a parallel timeline could be created to explain how campaign financing laws have eroded […]


Is Twitter changing anything?

by Carl Natale on July 17, 2010

As usual, John Dickerson has a very thoughtful piece in Slate. This examines how prominent Republicans are using Twitter: The most successful adopter is Sarah Palin on Facebook. She’s been posting messages on the social network for months. This week she endorsed Karen Handel in the Republican primary in Georgia, which drew a sharp response […]