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BarackObama.com 101

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

The Obama campaign posts a video guide to using the campaign website to "take action right now." Read More

Can Obama 2012 Bring the New Media Band Back Together Again?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 4 2011

The kick-off of Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid Monday morning came with a relaunch of BarackObama.com and a thoroughly Web-based announcement push that featured a campaign YouTube video, a text message, a Facebook ... Read More

The Laws of USA-bility, According to Scott Thomas (Former Design Director, Obama for America)

BY Rachel Abrams | Tuesday, September 22 2009

To a web designer, IA stands for Information Architect. To a busload of Obama campaigners bound for swing states, IA meant Iowa. Thankfully, Scott Thomas, the former Design Director for the Obama election web site, was ... Read More

The Manager Behind the Curtain: Profiling Joe Rospars

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Joe Rospars might seem like a household name in the households occupied by those of us who hang around these parts. But Google the name of the Obama campaign's new media director -- as Rospars himself claims never to do, ... Read More

The Big Number: Half a Billion

BY Editors | Thursday, November 20 2008

The Washington Post is out tonight with the really big numbers on the Obama campaign's success online. Here's the, er, money graf: In an exclusive interview with The Post, members of the vaunted Triple O, Obama's online ... Read More

The White House Email List

BY Editors | Tuesday, November 11 2008

In January, not only will we have the first African American President, but we have the first "Tech President" as has been said many times before on this blog. With that, there are a lot of questions being discussed at ... Read More

BarackObama.com in Denver: "Phrase Not Found"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, August 28 2008

Here are two words that have yet to be uttered from the stage of the Democratic National Convention: BarackObama.com or Democrats.org. I've slogged through the posted transcripts of the first three days speeches in ... Read More

Finding Value in Candidate Social Networks

BY Fred Stutzman | Tuesday, July 10 2007

Recently, Sen. Chris Dodd's presidential campaign announced the creation of a "social network aggregation" site - one that ostensibly would allow a visitor to browse Dodd's presence on all social networks at once. Using ... Read More

Report: Obama's Unique Visitors Up 27 Percent, Clinton Down 34

BY Fred Stutzman | Thursday, April 5 2007

Today, Comscore released a new report comparing the websites of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. As intuition may lead you, Senator Obama fares very well in this study. Here are some of the key statistics that jumped ... Read More

Barack Runs with the "Top Down"

BY Michael Turk | Monday, February 12 2007

Detailing what he thought was a bug at BarackObama.com, Michael Arrington found it odd that the site listed the "Gay Nigger Association of America for Barack Obama" as a supporter. Some quick digging turned up an error ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Security Insecurity

New data on Americans attitudes toward government and private surveillance; how artists are responding to the surveillance state; redesigning New York state's official web presence; and much, much more. GO

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