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Turning Enthusiasm into Votes and Money

BY Joshua Levy | Sunday, October 15 2006

Another article appeared yesterday, this time in the Wall Street Journal, about the political campaigning uses of MySpace. It describes the experience of candidates like Chuck Poochigian, the Republican running for ... Read More

Questioning the Efficacy of Email Campaigns

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 13 2006

A tussle has developed among top political communications vendors over a study commissioned by Capitol Advantage that claims that thousands of emails citizens send to Congress aren't reaching Congress at all. If true, ... Read More

Helping the Community Cover the Debates

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, October 11 2006

How often do you wish for intelligent and diverse post-debate commentary? How about a place where you can discuss the salient points of the debate with others rather than watch people give their pre-packaged opinions on ... Read More

Allison Fine on the Connected Age

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, October 10 2006

Allison Fine, friend of PDF and author of the recently published Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, wrote a fantastic editorial in Sunday's Mercury News (you'll have to register for free to read it). ... Read More

Webcameron: Is the Medium the Message?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, October 3 2006

While George Allen and Mark Foley get tangled up in YouTube and instant messaging, one British politician is using online social media to his advantage. David Cameron, the British MP and head of the Conservative Party, ... Read More

The First Netizen-Powered E-Debate

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, October 2 2006

The upcoming gubernatorial debate in Minnesota will run from October 9th to 19th. That's right, a ten-day long debate, made possible through the magic of citizen-powered media. The Minnesota Gubernatorial E-Debate will ... Read More

Who is the Face Behind the Sock?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, September 29 2006

A few days ago The Hill reported that yet another campaign staffer doesn't understand that IP addresses (the network location of your computer) are traceable. Someone working for Rep. Charles Bass, a New Hampshire ... Read More

The People Choose 2006: The First Political YouTube?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, September 27 2006

This election year it's all about citizen-generated content. Another site has launched that is promising big things in the way of citizen involvement in the campaign process. The People Choose 2006 is, frankly, a ... Read More

Citizen Information Gathering: Three Projects

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, September 26 2006

While many sites like RealClearPolitics do a great job of contextualizing campaigns with poll numbers and links to articles, they are often governed by a top-down structure that reflects an editorial vision. That's ... Read More

OneWebDay this Friday!

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, September 20 2006

Have you ever taken a step back from that email you're writing, the blog post you're mulling, or the web site you're designing and think about the how powerful the web is? How it's changed our lives, from our ... Read More

News Briefs

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

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Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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