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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

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

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