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Yahoo Buzz: Nationwide, PA, NC

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

I got my meathooks on some juicy new Yahoo! Buzz data showing voters’ searching trends nationally, in Pennsylvania, and in North Carolina. Also, to get a sense of how the web aligns with offline opinion and how it ... Read More

Announcing Rebooting Democracy

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Want to win a free pass to PdF 2008? Send us your ideas... Today we’re happy to announce a new PdF book project called Rebooting America: Democracy in the 21st Century, an anthology of essays from leading thinkers and ... Read More

Truckers are Organizing Online: Is a Nationwide Shutdown Coming?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Is a nationwide truckers' strike just over the horizon? As gasoline prices climb towards and past $4 a gallon, something is brewing that--with the help of the web--could very well upend the flatlining presidential ... Read More

Truckers are Organizing Online: Is a Nationwide Shutdown Coming?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Is a nationwide truckers' strike just over the horizon? As gasoline prices climb towards and past $4 a gallon, something is brewing that--with the help of the web--could very well upend the flatlining presidential ... Read More

Announcing Rebooting Democracy

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

Want to win a free pass to PdF 2008? Send us your ideas... Today we’re happy to announce a new PdF book project called Rebooting America: Democracy in the 21st Century, an anthology of essays from leading thinkers and ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama in Chinese

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

A "Clinton insider" launches a site calling for Obama/Clinton unity; another site makes it easy to lobby the super delegates; Bobby Jindal for VP?; conservative bloggers aren't paying much attention to McCain; a Chinese ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama in Chinese

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 8 2008

A "Clinton insider" launches a site calling for Obama/Clinton unity; another site makes it easy to lobby the super delegates; Bobby Jindal for VP?; conservative bloggers aren't paying much attention to McCain; a Chinese ... Read More

You Choose and C-SPAN: Made in Heaven

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 7 2008

As each primary has come and gone this year — Iowa, New Hampshire, Super Tuesday — YouTube has encouraged users to cover them using video. But politics editor Steve Grove, who heads up the YouChoose ‘08 ... Read More

YouTube: Scranton

BY | Monday, April 7 2008

Hillary spent her summers in Scranton growing up, and those memories are part of the foundation of her faith in the American dream. Author: hillaryclintondotcom Keywords: "Hillary Clinton" "Scranton Added: April 7, 2008 ... Read More

Daily Digest: Rest in Peace, Ron Paul Graphs!

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 7 2008

Media Matters illustrates just how many lobbyists are working on McCain's campaign; stop all political robo calls now!; folks Hillaryis44 create a 48-state flag; a kerfuffle over McCain, Obama, and Mark Warner ... 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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