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The Twittering Class and the Primaries

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

While many political junkies are used to following election results on the TV, with news anchors reporting the news -- if there is any -- in a more or less orderly fashion, many online politics hounds need a quicker fix. ... Read More

Daily Digest: Who Wants Obama's Waffles?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

An eager diner-goer auctions off Barack Obama's half-eaten waffle; Google bombing the truth about Obama; Steve Grove starts blogging; John McCain fights the North Carolina GOP about a new TV ad; a prescient Obama memo ... Read More

Daily Digest: Who Wants Obama's Waffles?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

An eager diner-goer auctions off Barack Obama's half-eaten waffle; Google bombing the truth about Obama; Steve Grove starts blogging; John McCain fights the North Carolina GOP about a new TV ad; a prescient Obama memo ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Pugilist Primary

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 23 2008

Hillary wins PA, boxing metaphors take over the universe; John McCain is the ultimate winner of PA, and liberal groups keep attacking; Off The Bus provides the sanest coverage of the primary; Willie Horton ad-man Floyd ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Pugilist Primary

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 23 2008

Hillary wins PA, boxing metaphors take over the universe; John McCain is the ultimate winner of PA, and liberal groups keep attacking; Off The Bus provides the sanest coverage of the primary; Willie Horton ad-man Floyd ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Obama Money Bomb Bombs?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 22 2008

MySpace and NBC team up for mutual back scratching enhanced campaign coverage; Andrew Romano on headline-happy coverage from the campaign trail; MoveOn announces voting on voter-submitted pro-Obama videos; the Obama ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Obama Money Bomb Bombs?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 22 2008

MySpace and NBC team up for mutual back scratching enhanced campaign coverage; Andrew Romano on headline-happy coverage from the campaign trail; MoveOn announces voting on voter-submitted pro-Obama videos; the Obama ... Read More

Daily Digest: Where is the Conservative MoveOn?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 21 2008

The HuffPost breaks more news, this time about Hillary's close-door comments; two strategists weigh in on why there's no conservative MoveOn; the perils of Obama's social networking strategy; a million strong Facebookers ... Read More

Daily Digest: Where is the Conservative MoveOn?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 21 2008

The HuffPost breaks more news, this time about Hillary's closed-door comments; two strategists weigh in on why there's no conservative MoveOn; the perils of Obama's social networking strategy; a million strong ... Read More

Obama Gaining in PA?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Think Wednesday's ABC debate hurt Obama's chance in next week's Pennsylvania primary? New Yahoo Buzz data and recent offline polls might cause you to think again. According to data just released by Yahoo, online interest ... Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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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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