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Lessons Learned from the Italian 10Questions

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 18 2008

Italian media consultant Antonella Napolitano summarizes her experience with 10domande, a project similar to our own 10Questions, an online-only debate in which voters uploaded video questions to the presidential ... Read More

10Questions.com Complete and a Success!

BY Editors | Thursday, January 3 2008

The internet offers a better way to involve the public in evaluating our presidential debates, and because we’ve wanted to improve upon attempts to incorporate it into that process, we launched 10Questions.com on ... Read More

10Questions: Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel Make the Deadline!

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, December 21 2007

Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel were able to get us their responses to the top ten videos on 10Questions right before this week’s deadline! Now it’s your turn. Go to 10Questions.com and vote on whether the candidates ... Read More

10Questions: Obama Responds

BY Editors | Tuesday, December 18 2007

Just in time before tonight's deadline, we've added Barack Obama's responses to the the top videos on 10Questions. We're glad his campaign took the time to participate in 10Questions, though Obama was unable to record ... Read More

10Questions: Candidate Answers Deadline Extended to Tuesday

BY Editors | Saturday, December 15 2007

Today, December 15, is the official deadline for candidates to post their answers to the 10Questions.com online presidential forum. But since we are hearing from several campaigns, including those of Sen. Barack Obama, ... Read More

Welcome NY Times Readers!

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, December 10 2007

Welcome, NY Times readers! Today, the New York Times Editorial board reminded the candidates about the 10Questions project, and asked again for their participation: So you're running for president? That's terrific. As ... Read More

10Questions Round One Audit Summary

BY Editors | Monday, November 19 2007

The story behind the voting on Round One, with our explanation of how we checked for ballot-stuffing. And yes, some people did try to cheat, but it didn't affect the results. Read More

10Questions Update: Round Two Begins With a HuckaBang!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, November 17 2007

We've posted the top ten questions for the candidates, and already, one of them, Mike Huckabee, has answered! Read More

Enough with the Fighting Metaphors

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, November 16 2007

It's time to move away from a debate system that limits the candidates' interaction with each other, insults the public, and reduces press coverage to a jumble of bar-fight metaphors. Read More

10Questions: Mike Huckabee is Next!

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, November 15 2007

We've just added Mike Huckabee to the list of participants in 10Questions. He joins John Edwards and Ron Paul as the confirmed participants; we look forward to the involvement of the rest of the candidates. After we ... Read More

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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