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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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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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