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Daily Digest: Romney Lost Because He Relied Too Much on the GOP Echo Chamber

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 8 2008

More on young voters in 2008; lost votes in California?; Ben Smith shares the labor and the smarts; Real Clear Politics earns some kudos; Matt Stoller reinvents campaign finance reform; Patrick Leahy wants the Founding ... Read More

Daily Digest: Romney Lost Because He Relied Too Much on the GOP Echo Chamber

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 8 2008

More on young voters in 2008; lost votes in California?; Ben Smith shares the labor and the smarts; Real Clear Politics earns some kudos; Matt Stoller reinvents campaign finance reform; Patrick Leahy wants the Founding ... Read More

Hopelessly Optimistic in Italy

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 8 2008

I’m in Udine, Italy, at the foot the Italian Alps, where I’ve been invited to join a panel at the State of the Net conference. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect when I first arrived yesterday morning, except ... Read More

Hopelessly Optimistic in Italy

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, February 8 2008

I’m in Udine, Italy, at the foot the Italian Alps, where I’ve been invited to join a panel at the State of the Net conference. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect when I first arrived yesterday morning, except ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: Who's a Virus?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 8 2008

Mike Gravel throws another rock, sort of; Mitt Romney gets kicked on his way down; Sean Hannity sideswipes Obama; Rosemary Watson prays that Hillary gets to the White House; Ron Paul is a virus?!; Team Clinton shoots an ... Read More

Come See Me On Saturday

BY | Thursday, February 7 2008

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Obama: Did I Mention the Money?

BY Editors | Thursday, February 7 2008

Forget the issues, it's all about money Read More

YouTube: Connecticut Thank You

BY | Thursday, February 7 2008

A special thank you to all those in Connecticut Author: SenatorDodd Keywords: Thank You Added: February 7, 2008 Read More

YouTube: National Thank You

BY | Thursday, February 7 2008

Senator Dodd thanks all those who stood with him Author: SenatorDodd Keywords: Thank You Added: February 7, 2008 Read More

I'm over 30 and for Hillary, and so this "social media" thing is kind of irrelevant

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Thursday, February 7 2008

So I realized, I'm over 30, don't use Facebook or Twitter much, and I'm a Hillary supporter. I wasn't quite ready for Clinton's "Town Hall" on the Hallmark channel (I'll save that one for the over 60 crowd) but I feel as ... 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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