Democracy

The Democracy of the Internet and Other Takeaways from SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a 10-day interactive film and music festival that happens annually in Austin, Texas. Hundreds of thousands of influencers, visionaries, fans, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their space descend upon this state capital to share ideas and stories. I was there just recently for this year’s event, eager to discover new concepts, …

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Google’s Threat to Democracy Continues to Hit Alternative Media

Editor’s note: This piece comes from AlterNet’s editorial team. We are reposting it as Truthdig is facing the same struggle. Like AlterNet, Truthdig has experienced a drop in traffic from Google search engines since the company made changes in its algorithm this year. A few weeks ago, AlterNet put out an SOS. We were getting slammed by Google’s …

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