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The Campaign I'd Like To See

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, February 28 2008

A recent Washington Post article quoted me as saying most online campaigns really aren't moving the ball forward. In a recent appearance at Google, Garrett Graff was asked if he agreed with my assertion. I'll let you ... Read More

Blackroots Press Black Superdelegates

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, February 28 2008

Black netroots activists are pressing the CBC on Obama as John Lewis Ditches Clinton. Read More

Blackroots Press Black Superdelegates

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, February 28 2008

Black netroots activists are pressing the CBC on Obama as John Lewis Ditches Clinton. Read More

Daily Digest: Bloomie's Officially Out

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, February 28 2008

The Internet lets us be armchair pundits like never before; it's official: it's no longer cool to be a presidential candidate who's ignorant about technology; jymomma4obama gets the text out; Googlebombing from the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Bloomie's Officially Out

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, February 28 2008

The Internet lets us be armchair pundits like never before; it's official: it's no longer cool to be a presidential candidate who's ignorant about technology; jymomma4obama gets the text out; Googlebombing from the ... Read More

Offending Your Supporters: A Lesson in Bad E-mail

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, February 28 2008

Yesterday I got an e-mail from a local Hillary staffer looking for phone bank help. What I found interesting was the offensive tone it took. I had started to say she "asked" for help, but it really was more of a demand. ... Read More

Nader/Gravel Ticket? Id Meets Superego [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 28 2008

Ralph Nader is announcing his Vice Presidential running mate today at noon, an unorthodox move to some, but required due to the onerous rules regarding petitioning for ballot access in many states. I predict he will pick ... Read More

Grading the Presidential Email Campaigns (Spoiler: Everybody Flunks)

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, February 28 2008

Marketer Brent Rosengren has embarked on a journey through the wilds of presidential email campaigns, using commercial email marketing standards and practices as a standard, and guess what: ALL of the top-level campaigns ... Read More

How YouTube is Replacing the Soundbite with the Soundblast

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley writes that "Debates give candidates a chance to break loose of YouTube-ification and speak for themselves at length." She couldn't be more wrong about YouTube. Read More

How YouTube is Replacing the Soundbite with the Soundblast

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley writes that "Debates give candidates a chance to break loose of YouTube-ification and speak for themselves at length." She couldn't be more wrong about YouTube. 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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