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Daily Digest: Obama's Outreach (Or Lack Thereof)

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 30 2008

A North Carolina reporter/blogger sneaks into a closed Clinton event, and he feels okay about it; MoveOn the 15 finalists in its Obama in 30 Seconds contest; another contest from Project Breakout seeks to send bloggers ... Read More

Livestreaming Hillary in Indiana

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 29 2008

This is neat: GroundReport livestreamed Hillary Clinton's meeting with the Indianapolis Star: Read More

Daily Digest: Wright's 15 Minutes of Fame

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 29 2008

Blogosphere reactions to Obama's Fox appearance; Jeremiah Wright gives everyone something to keep writing about; two college students and superdelegates are turning to YouTube to decide their votes; a roundup of Micah ... Read More

Daily Digest: Wright's 15 Minutes of Fame

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 29 2008

Blogosphere reactions to Obama's Fox appearance; Jeremiah Wright gives everyone something to keep writing about; two college students and superdelegates are turning to YouTube to decide their votes; a roundup of Micah ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is McCain Too Soft?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 28 2008

Journalists continue to pick apart Hillary's $10 million feat; Richard Viguerie asks if John McCain is too "soft" to run for president; a video shows Obama's supporters becoming less gracious over time; remember life ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is McCain Too Soft?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 28 2008

Journalists continue to pick apart Hillary's $10 million feat; Richard Viguerie asks if John McCain is too "soft" to run for president; a video shows Obama's supporters becoming less gracious over time; remember life ... Read More

Who Said Hillary Doesn't Get Any Voter-Generated Videos?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 25 2008

This is a over a month old, but I don't care. It comes direct from PdF's newest powerhouse Joshua Sherman, who has his eagle eyes spread across the world wide web. I can't believe I missed this before. Enjoy your Friday ... Read More

Daily Digest: Presidential Fail

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 25 2008

Virtually identical Clinton ads ask for $50 and $5 donations; Obama's site briefly hacked; the Fail Blog gets political; and the Philadelphia Inquirer discovers the web and politics. Read More

Daily Digest: Presidential Fail

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 25 2008

Virtually identical Clinton ads ask for $50 and $5 donations; Obama's site briefly hacked; the Fail Blog gets political; and the Philadelphia Inquirer discovers the web and politics. Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: Anti-McCainiana Abounds

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 25 2008

In this week’s favorite videos, we take a look at the anti-McCainiana that’s abounding on YouTube, with non-affiliated progressive voter groups filling in the vacuum left by the Democratic candidates who are ... Read More

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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

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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