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Daily Digest: Obamamania Or A Real Movement?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, February 12 2008

MoveOn members funnel more than $500,000 to the Obama campaign, end send out hundreds of thousands of GOTV notes; a new crop of nonprofits are creating political messaging, blurring the line between advocacy and ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obamamania Or A Real Movement?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, February 12 2008

MoveOn members funnel more than $500,000 to the Obama campaign, end send out hundreds of thousands of GOTV notes; a new crop of nonprofits are creating political messaging, blurring the line between advocacy and ... Read More

YouTube: Ron Paul: Going the Distance

BY | Tuesday, February 12 2008

Dr. Paul gives another update on the campaign (02/11/08). Author: RonPaul2008dotcom Keywords: ron-paul Added: February 11, 2008 Read More

Daily Digest: Yes We Can Has Cheezburgers

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, February 11 2008

Zephyr Teachout's check to Obama is sent back to her, but she doesn't mind; a "Yes We Can"-style video for John McCain?; And the kittenz take over the Yes We Can theme, adding Cheezburgers to the mix; some of our charts ... Read More

Daily Digest: Yes We Can Has Cheezburgers

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, February 11 2008

Zephyr Teachout's check to Obama is sent back to her, but she doesn't mind; a "Yes We Can"-style video for John McCain?; And the kittenz take over the Yes We Can theme, adding Cheezburgers to the mix; some of our charts ... Read More

Call for Help: Create Petitions to Count the Vote in Washington State, Count the Popular Vote in the DNC

BY Zephyr Teachout | Monday, February 11 2008

Hey web geniuses, creative Lakoffians, organizers, the people need some petitions: (1) Count Every Vote in Washington (2) Superdelegates, Defer As you can see, I need some wording help here. Read More

The RNC's Valentine Cards

BY Michael Turk | Monday, February 11 2008

The RNC is pushing a Valentine centered campaign this week with a set of eCards you can mail to your friends. Check them out at www.GOPValentine.com. They feature such witty content as Hillary saying, "If I could ... Read More

"Our President, Ourselves" email campaign for Hillary

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 11 2008

You know when something is spreading online when your friends ask you about it spontaneously. That's how I heard about feminist Robin Morgan's online rallying cry for Hillary Clinton, "Goodbye To All That (#2)," which ... Read More

Hillary Clinton's Online Fundraising Ads

BY Colin Delany | Sunday, February 10 2008

The Clinton campaign has started advertising for donations on Washington Post online properties. Read More

Mo' Money, Mo' Money, Mo' Money

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, February 10 2008

The latest news on the Democratic fundraising front is astounding. 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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