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#911Plus10: How 9/11 Begat Meetup.com

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 9 2011

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Daily Digest: A Day of Remembrance, Service, Matt Damon

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 11 2008

With the candidates holding back on negative ads in remembrance of September 11, 2001, MTV's Choose or Lose will live stream a forum tonight where McCain and Obama will detail their visions of service; a video clip of ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Day of Remembrance, Service, Matt Damon

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 11 2008

The Web on the Candidates Streaming the "ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum": Having curtailed their negative ads today, John McCain and Barack Obama will participate in a joint visit to the former ... Read More

Obama & McCain Honor 9/11 with Splash Pages

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, September 11 2008

Today's the 7th anniversary of 9/11, and both Obama and McCain are honoring the day by putting up a splash page on the front of their websites. Obama's page features and American flag at 3/4 mast with a 2-paragraph ... Read More

Obama & McCain Honor 9/11 with Splash Pages

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, September 11 2008

Today's the 7th anniversary of 9/11, and both Obama and McCain are honoring the day by putting up a splash page on the front of their websites. Obama's page features and American flag at 3/4 mast with a 2-paragraph ... Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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