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GOP RFPs, Yesterday and Today

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 12 2009

Former McCain online aide Mark SooHoo digs into the archives for a 2002 Request for Proposal for the rebuilding of GOP.com from then-RNC eCampaign director Chuck DeFeo. The document makes for an interesting contrast to the RFPs the RNC is currently circulating, with the 14-page document detailing everything from the audiences the site should target ("party loyalists," "persuadable voters") to how the backend database should be designed to how user accounts should function. Have a look.

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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