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Daily Digest: Abridged Mid-Holiday Edition

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, December 26 2007

While students show up to caucus in Iowa? Maybe, if Facebook can help it; CNET laments the lack of attention paid to tech policy in 2007; the Ron Paul blimp flies while John Edwards is denied funds. Fair?; Garrett Graff ... Read More

Daily Digest: Abridged Mid-Holiday Edition

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, December 26 2007

Will students show up to caucus in Iowa? Maybe, if Facebook can help it; CNET laments the lack of attention paid to tech policy in 2007; the Ron Paul blimp flies while John Edwards is denied funds. Fair?; Garrett Graff ... Read More

Immigration reform is Tancredo's legacy

BY | Wednesday, December 26 2007

Hope all of you have had a wonderful Christmas!  While we are all disappointed that Congressman Tancredo had to drop out, I think we can all agree that he has moved the immigration debate to be more favorable for ... Read More

Merry Christmas From the Gravel Campaign!

BY | Tuesday, December 25 2007

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gravel For President 2008 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Merry Christmas! Dear Friend, ... Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

BY | Monday, December 24 2007

To view this email as a web page, go to the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser's address window. ... Read More

YouTube: Students for Bill Richardson

BY | Monday, December 24 2007

Drake student Max Maher tells why he is going to caucus for Gov. Bill Richardson. Author: Richardson4President Keywords: Governor Bill Richardson Democrat President 2008 Added: December 24, 2007 Read More

YouTube: Holiday Message to the Troops

BY | Monday, December 24 2007

Hillary has a special message for the members of our armed services serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and all over the world -- and their families. Author: hillaryclintondotcom Keywords: Holiday Message to Troops Added: ... Read More

In Which I Partially Eat My Hat (Crunch, Crunch)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 23 2007

OK, so I've now heard from a bunch of friends, including several wiser and cooler heads with many years of experience in the trenches, and they've convinced me that I overstated things in my previous post attacking ... Read More

In Which I Partially Eat My Hat (Crunch, Crunch)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 23 2007

OK, so I've now heard from a bunch of friends, including several wiser and cooler heads with many years of experience in the trenches, and they've convinced me that I overstated things in my previous post attacking ... Read More

TechCrunch Commits Identify Theft

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 23 2007

The announcement last Thursday by the TechCrunch blog that it is organizing a "Tech President" online primary and "Tech President Endorsement" is a violation of our copyright and an abuse of our name and reputation. ... 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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