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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

William F. Buckley, 1926-2008

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

Relive the 1968 Buckley v Vidal debate, via the magic of YouTube. Read More

William F. Buckley, 1926-2008

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, February 27 2008

Relive the 1968 Buckley v Vidal debate, via the magic of YouTube. Read More

Daily Digest: Too Little Too Late for Clinton?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, February 27 2008

A new Hillary Clinton Facebook app may be too late; a MySpace poll shows increased support for Obama; a mysterious Edwards URL redirects to Barack Obama's site; what are those superdelegates doing all day?; barely a nod ... Read More

Daily Digest: Too Little Too Late for Clinton?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, February 27 2008

A new Hillary Clinton Facebook app may be too late; a MySpace poll shows increased support for Obama; a mysterious Edwards URL redirects to Barack Obama's site; what are those superdelegates doing all day?; barely a nod ... Read More

All Politics is Wiki: Kentucky Bloggers Wikify their Party

BY Michael Whitney | Wednesday, February 27 2008

Kentucky bloggers are taking back their state's Democratic Party, one wiki entry at a time.  This week Ben Carter and Joe Sonka, proprietors of the progressive Kentucky blog BlueGrassRoots, announced the creation of ... Read More

All Politics is Wiki: Kentucky Bloggers Wikify their Party

BY Michael Whitney | Wednesday, February 27 2008

Kentucky bloggers are taking back their state's Democratic Party, one wiki entry at a time.  This week Ben Carter and Joe Sonka, proprietors of the progressive Kentucky blog BlueGrassRoots, announced the creation of ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Kinder, Gentler YouTube

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, February 26 2008

Steve Grove offers a nostalgic tour de 'Tube; a cool chart shows the ratio of Obama's blog mentions and those of Clinton; mp3's of the campaigns' conference calls are surfacing; Blue Majority supporters vote not to ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Kinder, Gentler YouTube

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, February 26 2008

Steve Grove offers a nostalgic tour de 'Tube; a cool chart shows the ratio of Obama's blog mentions and those of Clinton; mp3's of the campaigns' conference calls are surfacing; Blue Majority supporters vote not to ... Read More

Nader Again: A Snare and a Delusion

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 26 2008

Ralph Nader is running for president, again. But he has a problem: he doesn't understand the web as well as the web understands him. Message to Ralph: It's not the 1970s any more. It's not even the 1990s any more. 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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