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10Questions Update: Did Ruffini Snipe a Top Spot?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 15 2007

Voting on 10Questions closed yesterday with a huge surge in participation...and a number of last-minute submissions, including one that appears to have climbed into the top ten. And that raises an important question, was ... Read More

10Questions Update: Last Day to Vote!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 14 2007

It's the last day of voting on 10Questions.com, and the big question is, will we make it over 100,000 votes? Read More

10Questions Update: David Gets Some Press Love

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, November 13 2007

One day to go in Round One of 10Questions! As we prepare for the candidates' responses in Round Two, developer David Colarusso gets some love from the press. Read More

10Questions Update: Global Warming, Diplomacy, and Nigerian Dwarf Goats

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, November 12 2007

With two more days and a handful of hours to go, 10Questions is continuing to enjoy a healthy level participation and interest, including a handful of important, if quirky, questions. Read More

10Questions Update: Meetups and the Final Stretch

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, November 9 2007

As we head into the final stretch of Round One of 10Questions, we’re hoping to add a bunch more videos to the mix. TechPresident blogger and 10Questions co-sponsor (via CultureKitchen) Liza Sabater is leading a ... Read More

Who's in for a 10 Questions meetup this Sunday afternoon?

BY Liza Sabater | Friday, November 9 2007

Would you like that video question served with a latte? The meet me this Sunday at Rapture Cafe in NYC for a fun afternoon of 10Questions. Read More

10Questions Update: John Edwards and Ron Paul... Who's Next?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, November 8 2007

John Edwards and Ron Paul have now officially signed on to participate in 10Questions, and press releases sent out by us and the candidates are already starting to generate buzz. This is great news! We’re confident ... Read More

John Edwards Signs on to 10Questions

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, November 8 2007

John Edwards has officially agreed to participate in Round II of 10Questions. This means he will respond to the top ten questions on the site after voting ends next Wednesday, Nov. 14. In Round II, the candidates will ... Read More

10Questions Update: Welcome AOL!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 6 2007

We’re pleased to announce that America Online is now a cosponsor of 10Questions, and people can use their video platform to post questions to the site—though you still have to remember to tag videos ... Read More

Welcome TeacherTube!

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, November 5 2007

In an effort to get students more involved on 10Questions, we've added a new section to the site called "Student Voices" and added TeacherTube as a co-sponsor and video uploading platform. Welcome TeacherTube! 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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Tweets2Rue Helps Homeless to Help Themselves Through Twitter

While most solutions to homelessness focus on addressing physical needs -- a roof over the head and food to eat -- one initiative in France known as Tweets2Rue knows that for the homeless, a house is still not a home, so to speak: the homeless are often entrenched in a viscous cycle of social isolation that keeps them invisible and powerless. GO

Oakland's Sudo Mesh Looks to Counter Censorship and Digital Divide With a Mesh Network

In Oakland, a city with deep roots in radical activism and a growing tech scene at odds with the hyper-capital-driven Silicon Valley, those at the Sudo Room hackerspace believe that the solution to a wide range of problems, from censorship to the digital divide, is a mesh net, a type of decentralized network that is resilient to censorship and disruption and can also bring connectivity to poor communities.

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