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10Questions: Four More Days to Vote on Questions

BY Nick Judd | Monday, September 20 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum. In the last week, our vote totals across the 10Questions platform have doubled. Since people from throughout the country came back from vacation, we've seen dramatic ... Read More

10Questions Update: 10 Days to Ask Questions and New Videos!

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, September 10 2010

To help pump up the crowd (pump it up) and spread the word about 10Questions, we made a new video with our good friend Jacob Soboroff, Executive Director of Why Tuesday?. Another video is after the jump. 10Questions is ... Read More

10Questions Update: Changing the Debate via Debates

BY Daniel Teweles | Thursday, September 2 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum 10Questions is an experiment; one with ambitious goals. Namely, we want to prove the efficacy of the internet's crowd sourcing ability, combined with the connective ... Read More

10Questions Update: One Week, One Hundred+ Questions, Many Announcements

BY Daniel Teweles | Thursday, August 5 2010

**10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum ** Since leaving beta last Tuesday, 10Questions has witnessed a significant amount of traffic in our first week of operation. Site Wide Totals: Total Questions: 138 ... Read More

10Questions.com: Putting Voters in the Driver's Seat in 2010

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 4 2010

Three years ago, we had a modest idea here at Personal Democracy Forum: that the internet could be a vehicle for transforming the presidential debates then underway. Instead of relying solely on journalists to determine ... Read More

10Questions: Meet Our Growing List of Media Partners

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, July 23 2010

Another update on the upcoming launch of 10Questions.com: To best engage the voting public, we've partnered with the nation's premier newspapers to bring the 10Questions conversation to the masses. The San Francisco ... Read More

You Ask, You Decide: 10Questions.com Project Update

BY Daniel Teweles | Thursday, July 15 2010

After just a few days of reaching out, Personal Democracy Forum's 10 Questions project has already received our first commitment by a candidate to participate: From Dr. Ami Bera, the Democratic candidate in California's ... Read More

Community COUNTS Launches "Ask Congress"

BY Editors | Thursday, March 26 2009

Nearly two years ago, I helped pen a posting here, suggesting that politicians should embrace a new town hall format. The idea was that the Internet and user-ranked questions would help leverage a community's voice and ... Read More

"Ask the President" Launches; Let the Public Pick Questions for Obama

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 19 2009

On the first full day of his presidency, Barack Obama issued an executive memo calling on the government to become more transparent, participatory and collaborative. He wrote: Read More

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Emergence

Evaluating the Teachout-Wu challenge; net neutrality defenders invoke an "internet slowdown"; NYC's first CTO; and much, much more. GO

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De Blasio Names Minerva Tantoco First New York City CTO

Mayor Bill de Blasio named Minerva Tantoco as first New York City CTO Tuesday night in an announcement that was greeted with applause and cheers at the September meeting of the New York Tech Meet-Up. In his remarks, De Blasio said her task would be to develop a coordinated strategy for technology and innovation as it affects the city as a whole and the role of technology in all aspects of civic life from the economy and schools to civic participation, leading to a "redemocratization of society." He called Tantoco the perfect fit for the position as a somebody who is "great with technology, has a lot of experience, abiltiy and energy and ability to create from scratch and is a true New Yorker." GO

First POST: Fusion Politics

The Teachout-Wu Cuomo-Hochul race as it comes to a close; more criticism for Reddit as it prepares a major new round of funding; First Lady Michelle Obama as an Upworthy curator; and much, much more. GO

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