They say the Internet brings the world together, but here's an interesting match-up: the right-wing bloggers are holding their annual conference right next door to the left-wing bloggers in Vegas. We talk to the head of the progressive conference, Netroots Nation
. And tomorrow, we check in with the conservatives. So... do you need an Internet connection to be plugged into politics today? How has the political landscape changed thanks to blogging? What issues are hot online right now? And how are bloggers using the web to prepare for the 2010 elections? Share your thoughts.
The progressive blogging conference, Netroots Nation, runs July 22-25 at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Speakers will include Daily Kos
and Netroots Nation founder Markos Moulitsas, Senator Harry Reid, and Senator Al Franken, among others.
, Exec Dir, Netroots Nation; Co-founder, BuyBlue.org
, Co-founder, Jack and Jill Politics; partner, Fission
Strategy; presenter, Netroots Nation
, Founder, 3dna (making internet tools like act.ly,
GovLuv, and pro.act.ly); Co-founder, Brave New Films; presenter, Netroots
Tracy Van Slyke
, Project Dir, The Media Consortium; Former
Publisher, progressive magazine In These Times; Co-author, Beyond the Echo Chamber: How a Networked Progressive Media Can Reshape American Politics