Barack Obama is the first major candidate to decline participation in the public financing system for presidential campaigns. He’s found a more effective way to raise money – by leveraging the power of the American people through online Social Networks. Get the pdf version here.
Coming out of the Supernova 2008 conference, three social web developers have started a show to discuss some of the top issues around openness and give an intelligent backgrounder on the disagreements between Google and Facebook over connecting systems to benefit users.
In the pilot episode, John McCrea, Joseph Smarr, and David Recordon spend fifteen minutes rapping on the idea behind the show and sharing their front-row perspective on what happened this week at the Supernova conference where the ongoing standoff between Google and Facebook flared back up.
I think they did really well for a first episode.