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More Evidence of Obama as Crowdsourcer: Recovery.gov as Disruptive Force?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 9 2009

Check out this report from Clint Hendler of CJR.org, who is tracking President Obama's comments at today's town-hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana. He quotes Obama describing Recovery.gov in the following way: “We’re ... Read More

Obama as Crowdsourcer; Organizing the Country for Change and Accountability

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, February 8 2009

It looks like President Obama's email list still has a lot of punch to it. Yesterday, he sent out a mass email asking people to watch a four-and-a-half minute video addressing the Organizing for America house parties, ... Read More

David Plouffe Gets the Esquire Treatment

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 2 2009

Esquire Magazine's Lisa Taddeo has just written a 6000-word profile of Obama campaign manager David Plouffe. Here's the key grafs, which you'll find near the end of the long must-read: Read More

Where OFA Belongs in the Fight: Health Care

BY Tom Watson | Saturday, January 31 2009

Where Organizing for America is concerned, pushing a porky (though perhaps necessary) stimulus bill can never be a movement - or rival a Presidential campaign. But here's something that can: universal health care for ... Read More

White House Web FAIL?

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, January 23 2009

A couple of days ago, I reviewed the launch of the new WhiteHouse.gov. Today, nearly 72 hours after Barack Obama's inauguration, the only official documents of the Obama Administration online are his inaugural address ... Read More

Obama’s non-reductive rhetoric as new media strategy

BY Editors | Wednesday, January 21 2009

Maybe candidate/President Obama's aversion to generating sound bites is central to his new media strategy of bypassing the traditional gatekeepers. Case in point: yesterday's Inaugural address.Whatever the accolades for ... Read More

New Whitehouse.gov is Live

BY Sarah Granger | Tuesday, January 20 2009

At 12:01pm Eastern time, as promised, the whitehouse.gov domain flipped over and we received our first glimpse of what's to come over the next four years. Take a look! Whitehouse.gov did actually receive a facelift near ... Read More

Twittering the Inauguration (Plus a Few Parties for Good Measure)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 19 2009

On the assumption that for the next 18-36 hours I am a) not going to be near my laptop much; b) not able to get much bandwith on my cell phone and therefore c) mostly Twittering whatever observations I have as we attend ... Read More

Voting for Change? PopRule.com Emphasizes Regional Politics

BY Editors | Monday, January 19 2009

All politics is social: that's the claim of online startup PopRule.com, a new people-powered politics site set to launch as Barack Obama takes the oath of office tomorrow. Call it a politics-saturated Digg or a ... Read More

Organizing for America Launches; Structure TBD

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, January 17 2009

If you're on the Obama campaign email list, by now you've probably received a message alerting you to a special message from President-elect Barack Obama announcing the formation of "Organizing for America," the ... Read More