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Daily Digest: Lobbyist Lollypops, Blogger Blow-Ups

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, May 22 2008

A new song wants to convince John McCain to fire the lobbyists working for his campaign; the DNCC blog dust-up continues; The Next Right is set to launch next week; a catalog of robo-calls from around the country; the ... Read More

Getting your governance group on

BY Dave Witzel | Thursday, May 22 2008

One of the bi-products of interest in government 2.0 issues by the web 2.0 crowd is lively networking. Not only do we have a busy calendar of live and virtual events, we're seeing emergence of lots of virtual groups too. ... Read More

The Anatomy of a Perfect Email

BY Luigi Montanez | Wednesday, May 21 2008

The John McCain campaign has been pilloried time and time again when it comes to their email strategy. The emails are overly long, unclear, and designed as if they were a piece of direct mail. But, as a public service to ... Read More

Technical Housekeeping

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, May 21 2008

If you've had any problems accessing techPresident.com or Personal Democracy Forum today, our apologies: our servers were hit with a series of technical problems that briefly brought our sites down and are continuing to ... Read More

Policy (and maybe some politics) Calendar and Upcoming Events: Week of 5/21/08

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, May 21 2008

We'll maintain a calendar for "policy (and maybe some politics)" events and conferences. Upcoming events include Netsquared, a call for participants for MobileActive08 in South Africa and Community Wireless in DC. Keep ... Read More

Obama and McCain Surrogates Describe Two Very Different Tech Presidents

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 21 2008

I'm at the 18th annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference, being held at Yale this week, and this morning's opening session on "Presidential Technology Policy: Priorities for the Next Executive" featured ... Read More

Technical Housekeeping

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, May 21 2008

If you've had any problems accessing techPresident.com or Personal Democracy Forum today, our apologies: our servers were hit with a series of technical problems that briefly brought our sites down and are continuing to ... Read More

Daily Digest: We'll Do It Live!

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, May 21 2008

A new Republican group swears web domination is all about the right tools; the presidential race is the best example of the impact of blogging on politics, says Technorati; Jose Antonio Vargas gets introspective about ... Read More

Daily Digest: We'll Do It Live!

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, May 21 2008

A new Republican group swears web domination is all about the right tools; the presidential race is the best example of the impact of blogging on politics, says Technorati; Jose Antonio Vargas gets introspective about ... Read More

The McCain Campaign's "Reckless" Email Strategy

BY Michael Whitney | Tuesday, May 20 2008

John McCain's online team needs to find someone who knows what they're doing with the campaign's email list. Campaign manager Rick Davis sent an email to supporters this afternoon titled "Reckless" - clocking in at 597 ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

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