The Tuesday Drop for March 1, 2011

Does the Internet Lead to Civic Engagement? A new study of student Internet usage by a group of civic learning scholars suggests youth who pursue their interests on the Internet are more likely to be engaged in civic and political issues. 

R.I.P. TBD: Albritton Communications pulls the plug on Washington, DC-based TBD.com after just six months, ending its quest to re-invent local news coverage. 

Visualizing the Budget: The White House produces an interactive graphic that allows users to see where their tax dollars would go under President Obama's proposed budget for 2012. 

The Democratic Republic of Facebook: After Egypt, activists are wondering just how far freedom of speech and association go on Facebook. 

Sullivan Joins The Beast: Andrew Sullivan leaves The Atlantic, bringing his blog and its 1.2 million unique visitors to The Daily Beast.