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Self-Promotion Alert: NPR's Sunday Soapbox

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Today NPR launched their new Sunday Soapbox feature, in which a trio of bloggers will be writing about the election and posting audio podcasts of their commentary. The podcasts will be hosted on the Sunday Soapbox site ... Read More

Daily Digest: The First 21st Century Campaign?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Ronald Brownstein says we're in the midst of the first truly 21st century campaign; Eventful goes local; MoveOn petitions against ABC; Ethan Zuckerman and the Berkman crew watch their favorite YouTube videos; the Village ... Read More

Daily Digest: The First 21st Century Campaign?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

Ronald Brownstein says we're in the midst of the first truly 21st century campaign; Eventful goes local; MoveOn petitions against ABC; Ethan Zuckerman and the Berkman crew watch their favorite YouTube videos; the Village ... Read More

Our Favorite Videos Of The Week: Baracky Obamaboa

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 18 2008

In this week’s favorite videos, the campaigns get creative and retro, with Nader, Clinton, and Obama producing new campaign ads; Eyeblast.tv offers a retrospective of voter-generated video; and Baracky rises from ... Read More

A Million in a Minute for Obama?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

This just in: Katherine Seelye at the New York Times reports on an initiative from an Obama supporter that sounds like Ron Paul on steroids. Some fans of Senator Barack Obama have set up a new Web site with the goal of ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Follows No One (On Twitter)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

Last night's debate is roundly criticized on liberal blogs; a new site asks Obama supporters to add their testimonials; a London Mayoral candidate will hold a live chat with voters; a nostalgic look at voter-generated ... Read More

Daily Digest: Hillary Follows No One (On Twitter)

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

Last night's debate is roundly criticized on liberal blogs; a new site asks Obama supporters to add their testimonials; a London Mayoral candidate will hold a live chat with voters; a nostalgic look at voter-generated ... Read More

The Boss Endorses Barack

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 16 2008

A blogger calling himself the “Boss,” who lives somewhere on E Street, has written that he’s endorsing Barack Obama for president. Read More

Daily Digest: Cindy McCain's Farfalle Scandal

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 16 2008

Cindy McCain steals recipes from the web!; Jay Rosen has it out with members of the MSM covering Bittergate; Aaron Swartz launches the excellent watchdog.net; a new vid pairs John McCain with George Bush, again; the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Cindy McCain's Farfalle Scandal

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 16 2008

Cindy McCain steals recipes from the web!; Jay Rosen has it out with members of the MSM covering Bittergate; Aaron Swartz launches the excellent watchdog.net; a new vid pairs John McCain with George Bush, again; the ... 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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