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SMS (Solidarity Message For Sederot)

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, January 5 2009

As the conflict in the Middle East continues rockets fired by Hamas continue to fall into the Israeli city of Sederot where countless of innocent victims have 15 seconds to find shelter and or find their children and ... Read More

Seesmic Partnering With Washington Post For Post Debate Video Blogging Commentary

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, October 7 2008

Not sure how this is going to play out but the video micro blogging site Seesmic just announced a partnership with the Washington Post's and Chris Cillizza''s "The Fix." Seesmic's conversation platform will be embedded ... Read More

Look To The Social Mobile Longtail To Empower Grassroots Mobile Campaigns

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, September 23 2008

My good friend Ken Bank's from Kiwanja.net has written a phenomenal article for publius.cc, the syndicated project of Harvard's Berkman Center For Internet & Society. You may remember the name because we first wrote ... Read More

Nokia Mobile Application Contest To Change The World

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, September 23 2008

In the US they are not such a big deal. But in the rest of the world the word cell phone and Nokia are often said under the same breath. The Finnish company has 40 percent of the world market. That means 1 in every 4 ... Read More

Launched @TC50: CauseCast, One Stop Philanthropy Shop

BY Justin Oberman | Tuesday, September 16 2008

While Politics4All was the only political technology at the demo pit of TechCrunch50, CauseCast.org was one of the socially minded technologies that got to grace the stage as one of TechCrunch's top 50 startups and ... Read More

POST TC50: Politics4All Launches A New Political Social Networking Site

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, September 15 2008

While I usually cover only the mobile stuff for Personal Democracy and TechPresident I happened to be one of the few PDF/TechPresident bloggers at the TechCrunch 50 event in San Francisco last week. While I was there ... Read More

POST TC50: Politics4All Launches A New Campaign Based Political Social Networking Site

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, September 15 2008

While I usually cover only the mobile stuff for Personal Democracy and TechPresident I happened to be one of the few PDF/TechPresident bloggers at the TechCrunch 50 event in San Francisco last week. While I was there ... Read More

POST TC50: Politics4All Launches A New Campaign Based Political Social Networking Site

BY Justin Oberman | Monday, September 15 2008

While I usually cover only the mobile stuff for Personal Democracy and TechPresident I happened to be one of the few PDF/TechPresident bloggers at the TechCrunch 50 event in San Francisco last week. While I was there ... Read More

Beyond the Mobile Hype In Election '08

BY Justin Oberman | Wednesday, September 3 2008

After a long hiatus abroad and working on a new project, I came home this August to a barrage of inquires regarding the usage of mobile phones in this year's election. While I had been following all of the news ... Read More

Beyond the Mobile Hype In Election '08

BY Justin Oberman | Wednesday, September 3 2008

After a long hiatus abroad and working on a new project, I came home this August to a barrage of inquires regarding the usage of mobile phones in this year's election. While I had been following all of the news ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed monday >

First POST: Front Pagers

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

friday >

First POST: Tracking

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

thursday >

First POST: Hosts

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

wednesday >

First POST: Africa Calling

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

tuesday >

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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