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Daily Digest: The First Twitter Interview?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, March 31 2008

Data from Compete shows that while Obama's site gets more hits, Clinton's gets more attention; a mayoral candidate in London submits to possibly the first political interview on Twitter; look out for the Wall Tweet ... Read More

Text Message Service for Activists Subpoenaed by New York City

BY Editors | Monday, March 31 2008

TxtMob, a group SMS service and its creator, Tad Hirsch, a long-time MobileActive colleague, have been subpoenaed by the city of New York to turn over information about TxtMob users and activists who participated in the ... Read More

YouTube: He's Back! (CNN Interview)

BY | Monday, March 31 2008

Senator Mike Gravel discusses his switch to the Libertarian Party with CNN talking-head, Rick Sanchez. http://www.gravel2008.us Read More

YouTube: Ron Paul: The Day Before Super Tuesday

BY | Monday, March 31 2008

The final day of campaigning before Super Tuesday with stops in Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read More

Getting the Download from Joe Trippi

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 30 2008

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Trippi a week ago, as we both were in DC for the launch of Larry Lessig's new Change-Congress project. (Joe is working with Larry on CC, and the Sunlight Foundation, which I ... Read More

Getting the Download from Joe Trippi

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 30 2008

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Trippi a week ago, as we both were in DC for the launch of Larry Lessig's new Change-Congress project. (Joe is working with Larry on CC, and the Sunlight Foundation, which I ... Read More

YouTube: Gotcha

BY | Saturday, March 29 2008

Senator Mike Gravel responds to RNN's Karen DePodwin's 'gotcha' question regarding his candidacy. http://www.gravel2008.us RNN: http://www.rnntv.com Read More

Daily Digest: The Letter Wars of 2008

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 28 2008

The Letter Wars: MoveOn fights a letter from Clinton donors with their own letter; Political Machine is apparently some sort of game about politics. We're not sure; a conversation about Obama and the "digital presidency" ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Letter Wars of 2008

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 28 2008

The Letter Wars: MoveOn fights a letter from Clinton donors with their own letter; Political Machine is apparently some sort of game about politics. We're not sure; a conversation about Obama and the "digital presidency" ... Read More

The Social Filter

BY Fred Stutzman | Friday, March 28 2008

Yesterday's NYT turned its gaze to the patterns of political connection young people are establishing in social media. In an article entitled Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On, Brian Stelter describes a ... 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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