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The Most Powerful List in American Politics

BY Luigi Montanez | Sunday, November 9 2008

Much has been written about what’s next for the national movement that sprung up around the Obama campaign. The fruit of the Obama campaign’s organizational prowess is a multi-million member supporter list, ... Read More

Change.gov Pulls Its Agenda

BY Michael Whitney | Sunday, November 9 2008

As Nancy noted on Thursday, President-elect Obama's transition website, Change.gov, "echoes [the] campaign pledge of open government." The site's "Agenda" section detailed the Obama Administration's policy promises and ... Read More

What Next for My.BarackObama.com?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, November 8 2008

Lots of people are wondering what will happen to the Obama campaigns huge network of online supporters and on-the-ground organizers. For example, Gara Lamarche, the president of the Atlantic Philanthropies is Read More

The Ball on the Mall

BY Michael Turk | Friday, November 7 2008

Liza Sabater and I were trading lighthearted tweets about this the other day, but the more I think about it, the more I really think I'd like to see it. One aspect of the transition of Presidential power that has always ... Read More

"Whoa! It's Not Over Yet!": Getting Ready for "The Organizing of the President" Chicago, 7pm Tonight at DePaul Univ.

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, November 6 2008

I'm still mulling what I'm going to say tonight at "The Organizing of the President," but here are two hints. First, let me recycle this long Obama quote from the post I did earlier this year on "Obama's Organization, ... Read More

Chicago Event: What's Next for the Obama Movement? The Organizing of the President (11.6.08)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

I'm going to be speaking on a panel tomorrow organized by Al Giordano and the FieldHands, along with Nate Silver and Sean Quinn of 538 and Tara Brownlee, the head of Obama's Illinois Field Department. The topic, which Al ... Read More

Obama Should Build on Diversity

BY Editors | Wednesday, November 5 2008

[This post is reposted with permission from Valdis Krebs' blog Network Weaving.] Congratulations Mr. Community Organizer! You beat them with the strategy they mocked. Recently, I read an amazing book about Abe Lincoln -- ... Read More

What Happens to the Obama Network After the Election? (2)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

What happens to Obama's network after the election? The answer depends a lot on decisions Obama and his top aides will make, but thanks to the lateral networking tools available to everyone online, the answer to that ... Read More

Obama Bandwagon Effect on Facebook

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

I think this picture says it pretty clearly. In the last two weeks, Barack Obama has gained nearly 400,000 new friends on Facebook, a 20% increase in that short period of time. Wow. I guess the surge is working. Read More

What Happens to the Obama Network After the Election? (1)

BY Editors | Monday, November 3 2008

[What happens to the Obama "network" after the election? Lots of people are turning their attention to this question, and here at techPresident and our sister site, PersonalDemocracy.com, we're going to be exploring it ... Read More

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How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

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Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

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Airbnb in hot water in NYC; Knight Prototype Fund backs some civic tech projects; pondering Google's position on net neutrality; and much, much more. GO

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How some techies are starting to respond to the Ebola crisis; everything you need to know about GamerGate; how Twitter may upset the 2015 UK elections; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Burrowing

How Democratic candidates down-ballot are getting access to the same voter targeting tools used by larger campaigns; Microsoft Bing rolls out its election prediction program; Edward Snowden's first emails to Laura Poitras; and much, much more. GO

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