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YouTube: Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 4-1-08

BY | Tuesday, April 1 2008

Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 4-1-08 discusses the federal reserve and the economy Read More

Hillary Twitters! It's A Bowl-Off!

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 1 2008

When I spotted one of those campaign trail pieces about Barack Obama's bowling adventures, I shrugged it off as just a product of a slow day. But someone else was apparently paying attention, and posted a very special ... Read More

Daily Digest: More UK Twittering (And Less in the US)

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 1 2008

Giving credit to Obama for the uptick in youth voting, and dissing Rock the Vote; the Internet is making it easier than ever to find information about the candidates; Paul Begala revives the art of the faux-Blackberry ... Read More

Daily Digest: More UK Twittering (And Less in the US)

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, April 1 2008

Giving credit to Obama for the uptick in youth voting, and dissing Rock the Vote; the Internet is making it easier than ever to find information about the candidates; Paul Begala revives the art of the faux-Blackberry ... Read More

A YouTube for Intellectuals?

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, April 1 2008

Big Think aims for highbrow web intellectualism and networked conversation -- is it working? Read More

Hugh's F---ing Hillary

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 1 2008

Hugh Atkin is at it again. Here's his full-on mashup of Sarah Silverman's "I'm F---ing Matt Damon" repurposed for the Clinton-Obama battle. Read More

Restricting Data in CA

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, March 31 2008

The movement towards transparency and free information in government is gaining ground, yet a rec Read More

Voting Is Broken. Can The Web Fix It?

BY Allison Fine | Monday, March 31 2008

Voting, in some form or another, is on the minds and screens of Americans everywhere during this election year. As everyone knows it’s American Idol season and millions of Americans are voting by phone and text ... Read More

America Offline: High Stakes Beach Bingo

BY Zephyr Teachout | Monday, March 31 2008

While web participation is up, so are prison sentences; we need a web campaign to push for felons getting the right to vote. Read More

Al Gore’s RealSimple “We” Campaign

BY Allison Fine | Monday, March 31 2008

Al Gore just announced a new campaign to $300 million climate change campaign. It’s a very slick website called We Can Solve the Climate Crisis, or We for Short. At the risk of being totally un-PC for We, I have some ... 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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