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10Questions Update: Do You Digg Religion in Politics?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 5 2007

Over the weekend, 10Questions got Dugg, big-time. Here’s what happened... Read More

10Questions Update: Spreading the Attention Around

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, November 2 2007

10Questions.com had 1,300 unique visits yesterday, with about 6,000 page views. Even with that lower level of traffic, the number of votes on the site continues to grow at a healthy pace, with another 2,000 tallied ... Read More

10Questions Update: Halfway Thru Round One

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 1 2007

It's halfway through Round One and we’ve tallied more than 53,000 votes from nearly 17,000 participants, and the number of video questions on the site now stands at 142. Plus, we've tweaked the home page to hopefully ... Read More

10Questions Update: New "History" Feature Added

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 31 2007

Things calmed down a bit on 10Questions yesterday, after all the MySpace/MTV/Obama attention on Monday, with about 2400 unique visits in all. Videos keep coming in at a healthy pace, and participants added another 2000 ... Read More

10Questions Update 10/30/07

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, October 30 2007

Thanks to publicity surrounding Barack Obama answering the top video on 10Questions, and a continued response to email advocacy campaigns, we continued to get a lot of new visitors to the site after the weekend's surge ... Read More

10Questions, MoveOn, and the Singular Voice

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, October 30 2007

Yesterday Barack Obama participated in the second MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogue, appearing before multiple audiences: a live crowd at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; folks on computers watching (or trying to ... Read More

Liveblogging Obama at the MySpace/MTV presidential dialogue

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, October 29 2007

I'm liveblogging Barack Obama's appearance on the second MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogue, which begins momentarily, and in which Obama will respond to the top video on 10Questions.com. 2:32: It's over. I have no idea ... Read More

10Questions Update 10/29/07: Usage Surges!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 29 2007

Well, we've had quite a weekend, ever since we announced that the top question as of 10am today would be asked of Senator Barack Obama during this afternoon's live MySpace/MTV dialogue at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. ... Read More

10Questions Update 10/26/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 26 2007

In addition to today's news about our partnership with MySpace and MTV's Presidential Dialogue series, we can also report that the rate of additions to the 10Questions site has quickened somewhat, reaching 88 videos as ... Read More

MTV/MySpace To Ask Obama Top Question from 10Questions Monday

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 26 2007

Breaking news: The top community-voted question on 10Questions.com as of 10 AM EST on Monday, 10/29 will be asked in that day's MySpace/MTV Obama dialogue, which is taking place at 1:30 EST at Coe College in Cedar ... 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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