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Facebook for Spies

BY Patrick Ruffini | Wednesday, August 22 2007

The Financial Times reports that the Director of National Intelligence is getting ready to launch -- don't choke on your Cheerios -- a social network for intelligence analysts. The goal of the site is to unleash the ... Read More

Daily Digest 8/10/07

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, August 10 2007

An in-depth look at the online warfare preceding the Ames Straw Poll tomorrow, including the return of mini-Mitt, the ultimate test for Ron Paul's online movement, and digital dirty tricks. Plus, an exclusive look at ... Read More

GOP Outgunned 3-1 on New Media Staff

BY Patrick Ruffini | Tuesday, July 31 2007

While Republicans and Democrats are spending almost equally on their Web efforts, Democrats are spending dramatically more on in-house staff. Approximately 36% of the Democrats' Web budgets are dedicated to staff, while ... Read More

Why the YouTube Debate Matters

BY Patrick Ruffini | Saturday, July 28 2007

At the end of the day, the issue is not YouTube. The YouTube debate snub is the symptom, not the disease. If Republicans fret about a simple debate format, which is really just the modern version of the 1992 townhall ... Read More

Rudy Bails on YouTube Debate. Romney Next?

BY Patrick Ruffini | Thursday, July 26 2007

Over the last few hours, I'd been hearing buzz that GOP candidates were going wobbly on the CNN/YouTube debate. I was dismissive. Given the huge earned media hit the Democrats got this week, the fact that even the highly ... Read More

Obama is Hybriding

BY Patrick Ruffini | Wednesday, July 25 2007

Barack Obama's campaign has an interesting example of the online-offline integration I talked about a few weeks ago. Having signed up for their text messaging list, I texted in my addresses to get a free Obama bumper ... Read More

Causes for Politics on Facebook

BY Patrick Ruffini | Tuesday, July 24 2007

Project Agape has added Presidential candidate contributions to the mix of Causes it supports. You can now start raising money for any of the Presidential candidates through Facebook. Read More

Message vs. Tactics Online

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, July 13 2007

The New York Times has a story on the online fundraising disparity between Democrats and Republicans online. I'm quoted in it, to the effect that the environment stinks for Republicans right now, and we have an ... Read More

The Email McCain Could Have Sent

BY Patrick Ruffini | Wednesday, July 11 2007

Last night, I got an email from John McCain filled with typical political happy talk like "Though we have a long, hard road ahead of all of us, I know that with your help, we will prevail," and "Together, I have every ... Read More

Note to GOP: Websites Still Matter

BY Patrick Ruffini | Thursday, July 5 2007

When critics point to the Republican Party's problems online, my response is that our problems aren't online. Our problems are offline, in a cranky base, in a reluctance to truly motivate and inspire cause-oriented ... Read More