The only thing more boring than panel discussions about politics and the Internet are blog posts about panel discussions about politics and the Internet. This year's Netroots Nation conference—the congregation of bloggers and activists formerly known as YearlyKos—features "70 panels, 20 training sessions, a screening series and tons of parties and events." At any given moment, there are about 10 events going on simultaneously.
Can one person possibly see them all? Would one person want to? I intend to find out. This year, I'm dropping in on every last event at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh and logging the experience on Twitter. The goal is to let everyone—those attending and those watching at home—know what they are (or, as the case may be, are not) missing. You can follow me here and read my most recent posts below.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.