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Daily Digest: What A Night!

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, March 5 2008

What a night! Clinton is victorious in Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island; our charts show an Obama rise despite the real-world polls; John McCain is now the nominee, and Mike Huckabee is out; McCain's splash page mimics a ... Read More

Hillary's Classy Tweets to Ohio and Rhode Island

BY Michael Whitney | Wednesday, March 5 2008

Hillary brought some short & simple class to Twitter tonight - she thanked both Rhode Island and Ohio immediately after winning each state. Read More

I'm just so psyched Hillary won Ohio

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Tuesday, March 4 2008

I just saw Josh Levy and he asked me to describe why Hillary won Ohio in 300 words or less...but I can't. I don't want to do a cerebral analysis on why Hillary won Ohio. I'm just...psyched. Hopeful. As a longtime, ... Read More

Justine Lam on Ron Paul's Networked Campaign

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 4 2008

Justine Lam, the internet director of the Ron Paul campaign, just gave a really interesting summary of how and why Ron Paul succeeded on- and off-line. I can't possibly live-blog every speaker or session at Politics ... Read More

Daily Digest: Mapping the Primary Results

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, March 4 2008

We're at the Politics Online conference, being busy and belated getting the digest done. But it's done! Google continues to map the primary results; are the Clinton and Obama "red telephone" ads really the "first ... Read More

Daily Digest: Mapping the Primary Results

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, March 4 2008

We're at the Politics Online conference, being busy and belated getting the digest done. But it's done! Google continues to map the primary results; are the Clinton and Obama "red telephone" ads really the "first ... Read More

How to Find Local Email Lists of Interest: GroupsNearYou.com Launches

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 4 2008

The amazingly productive e-democracy hackers at mySociety.org have rolled out their latest deviously simple web service, GroupsNearYou.com. Read More

McCain's Unfiltered Blog

BY Ari Melber | Monday, March 3 2008

The "straight talking" Senator beats both Democrats in unfiltered web commentary. Read More

McCain's Unfiltered Blog

BY Ari Melber | Monday, March 3 2008

The "straight talking" Senator beats both Democrats in unfiltered web commentary. Read More

Daily Digest: Does Obama Need the Netroots?

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, March 3 2008

Obama's neglect of the netroots bores progressive bloggers; Obama's broad coalition of supporters, cultivated online, may negate the need for the netroots; dueling "red telephone" ads and a much-needed parody; six ... 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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