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Hillary Clinton Crosses Her Heart

BY Michael Turk | Monday, March 10 2008

Hillary has a new web ad up on at least a handful of sites. The creative is a little uninspiring, but what really caught my attention was what they say without saying a word. Here's a grab of the ad: What's most ... Read More

Daily Digest: Netroots Gnaws on Itself

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 10 2008

Trippi warns about Obama's blue-collar support; Jerome Armstrong mocks Chris Bowers; will the "emerging church" go for Obama?; Lessig aims to Change-Congress; Blogger flophouses in DC make the front page; inside Obama's ... Read More

Daily Digest: Netroots Gnaws on Itself

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 10 2008

Trippi warns about Obama's blue-collar support; Jerome Armstrong mocks Chris Bowers; will the "emerging church" go for Obama?; Lessig aims to Change-Congress; Blogger flophouses in DC make the front page; inside Obama's ... Read More

Some Changes to our Charts

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

We've made some changes to our charts, to take into account the consolidation of the field in the major party primaries, and the appearance of some national names among the third party field. We're still keeping an eye ... Read More

Daily Digest: Dreaming Of The Candidates

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

A new site collects voters' dreams about the candidates; tracking search trends in PA; Larry David sounds off about Hillary's "red telephone" ad; notes from a panel on how the netroots are changing politics; and Obama ... Read More

Daily Digest: Dreaming Of The Candidates

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

A new site collects voters' dreams about the candidates; tracking search trends in PA; Larry David sounds off about Hillary's "red telephone" ad; notes from a panel on how the netroots are changing politics; and Obama ... Read More

Power to the Edge: Obama's California Field Operation from the Future

BY Editors | Friday, March 7 2008

Through the tools that the Obama campaign has deployed and the choices they have made, they are deliberately and methodically building out this next version of our democracy - and nowhere have they done this more so than ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: McCain as Churchill, and is Paul Out?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

The campaigns produced some doozies for us this week! From John McCain’s continuing slide into artful weirdness to the Clinton/Obama “red telephone” ads, we’re wondering if humor and humanity are ... Read More

YouTube: Ron Paul's Message to Supporters

BY | Thursday, March 6 2008

Ron Paul's Message to Supporters -- March 6, 2008 Author: RonPaul2008dotcom Keywords: ron-paul Added: March 6, 2008 Read More

Friends talking to Friends

BY Editors | Thursday, March 6 2008

A while back I blogged about the social network strategy of the Huckabee campaign and how it was accomplishing a lot with very little (money). The campaign was using the power of the social tie/link -- friends talking to ... 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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