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Why "Lessig for Congress" Might Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 15 2008

There's a playful drive afoot to draft law professor, free-culture guru, and PowerPoint maestro Larry Lessig to run in the April 8 special election for the open seat in California's 12th congressional district. Thing is, ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Mac Is Whack?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 15 2008

Talk about viral video: a malicious email claiming to link to a Clinton video can actually infect your computer with malware; Danny Glover launches a new site, comes out of the closet; the Blackroots are behind Donna ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Mac Is Whack?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 15 2008

Talk about viral video: a malicious email claiming to link to a Clinton video can actually infect your computer with malware; Danny Glover launches a new site, comes out of the closet; the Blackroots are behind Donna ... Read More

Could one blog post reflect a core demographics' voting trends?

BY Liza Sabater | Friday, February 15 2008

UPDATED If one blog post can point to a core demographics "way of thinking", then one could say that the outburst of discussion in the mommy blogosphere created by mommyblogger, The Queen of Spain, may indicate that ... Read More

Our Favorite Videos of the Week: No Online McCain-iana [UPDATE]

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 15 2008

This week we feature a few videos that are either inspired by “Yes We Can,” or try to convey its positive message in favor of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. But we’ve come across no voter-generated ... Read More

Happy Birthday, YouTube!

BY Editors | Friday, February 15 2008

Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac" reminds us today to wish YouTube a happy third birthday. The domain was registered for the first time February 15, 2005. It made its public debut at the end of the year and by ... Read More

Please Take Two Minutes To Read This

BY | Thursday, February 14 2008

A few weeks ago, I stood at Chuck Norris' ran Read More

Daily Digest: Obama's Got Hopi?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, February 14 2008

The "Yes We Can" continues to inspire pro-candidate songs good and bad; new petitions call for transparency about the superdelegates and an opening up of the Democratic nomination process; a new way to visualize the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama's Got Hopi?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, February 14 2008

The "Yes We Can" continues to inspire pro-candidate songs good and bad; new petitions call for transparency about the superdelegates and an opening up of the Democratic nomination process; a new way to visualize the ... Read More

Videracy, and the Latest Riff on "Yes We Can": "No You Can't"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 14 2008

Does the left have a monopoly on funny satire? Does Final Cut Pro only work on computers owned by progressives? Or is it something in the water? What makes some people "viderate" and others embarrassingly illiterate in ... 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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