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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

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

Voices Of Our Party Today And Tomorrow

BY | Monday, March 3 2008

I am campaigning across Texas today. Read More

YouTube: Candid Video and Message from Waco

BY | Saturday, March 1 2008

Candid video before and after an event in Waco, Texas. Also a short message from Gov. Huckabee to Texas voters. Author: explorehuckabee Keywords: mike huckabee president 2008 Added: March 1, 2008 Read More

Obama's Million Donors: Why They're Important

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, March 1 2008

Sometime today, I presume, the Obama campaign will reveal its total fundraising haul for the month of February, and everyone will go gaga. Whatever the actual number--$35 million is the low estimate (which would match ... 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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Tweets2Rue Helps Homeless to Help Themselves Through Twitter

While most solutions to homelessness focus on addressing physical needs -- a roof over the head and food to eat -- one initiative in France known as Tweets2Rue knows that for the homeless, a house is still not a home, so to speak: the homeless are often entrenched in a viscous cycle of social isolation that keeps them invisible and powerless. GO

Oakland's Sudo Mesh Looks to Counter Censorship and Digital Divide With a Mesh Network

In Oakland, a city with deep roots in radical activism and a growing tech scene at odds with the hyper-capital-driven Silicon Valley, those at the Sudo Room hackerspace believe that the solution to a wide range of problems, from censorship to the digital divide, is a mesh net, a type of decentralized network that is resilient to censorship and disruption and can also bring connectivity to poor communities.

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