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Jott the Vote: A National Application Begging to Go Local?

BY Michael Connery | Friday, October 19 2007

Jott the Vote lets voters leave voice mail messages for their favorite (or despised) Presidential candidates. In a Presidential campaign, it's a novelty, but at the local level, Jott the Vote could be a leap forward in ... Read More

Three New Websites to Check Out

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Friday, October 19 2007

Three new websites popped up in the last couple weeks: Straight2theCandidates, Connect2Elect and the Spartan Internet Political Performance (SIPP) Index. Straight2theCandidates is a citizen question aggregator that helps ... Read More

Our Favorite Online Videos

BY Editors | Friday, October 19 2007

In our weekly roundup of political online videos, John Edwards issues a New Hampshire challenge; a mashup of SNL and Mitt Romney produces interesting results; a look at what some think is the "best" Ron Paul video; Fred ... Read More

Something to Watch: Huckabee and Meetup

BY Zephyr Teachout | Friday, October 19 2007

Mike Huckabee has started using Meetup. It is an interesting test case for Meetup, and may allow us to learn something about the tool's impact on building community around Presidential campaigns. Read More

10Questions.com Update 10/19/07

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 19 2007

Here are the highlights of our second full day out in the world (October 18): More of our co-sponsors chimed in with posts, and we started getting some solid news stories about 10questions as well. (See below.) Over the ... Read More

10Questions.com Update 10/19/07

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 19 2007

Here are the highlights of our second full day out in the world (October 18): More of our co-sponsors chimed in with posts, and we started getting some solid news stories about 10questions as well. (See below.) Over the ... Read More

How to Raise $1.8M in 3 Days

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, October 19 2007

Republicans need to understand what's happening here. This $1.85 million fundraising haul (and counting) is the result of just three emails sent by the Obama campaign. It's more than Mike Huckabee raised last ... Read More

Fwd: Momentum

BY | Thursday, October 18 2007

Today, I sent a memo to the entire campaign staff that I wanted to share with you. We are seeing real momentum building for Joe Biden in this race. After you read it, consider making a contribution to the campaign today. ... Read More

Presidential ((( GRAVEL NEWS ))) October 18, 2007

BY | Thursday, October 18 2007

Presidential This week, while campaigning in New Hampshire, I wrote a column for the Huffington Post "blog," which is read by millions of people on the Internet, expressing my thanks to some of my fellow ... Read More

Green Party urges Canada to drop border-crossing charges against US peace activist Alison Bodine

BY | Thursday, October 18 2007

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States has urged the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to drop all charges against US citizen Alison Bodine, who was arrested on September 13 for attempting to cross the ... Read More

News Briefs

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#FlashHacks: Crowdscraping Corporate Data to Understand "The Man"

You probably work for “The Man.” If not you, then someone close to you does, and even if you have no friends or family, your government is almost certainly doing business with him. Wouldn't it be nice to know a bit more about the so-called “Man”? Thanks to the massive open data project OpenCorporates, you now can, and they are intensifying their data opening efforts with #FlashHacks, a crowdscraping campaign launched today. The campaign goal is to release 10 million data points on the companies you work for, work with, buy from, sell to, and deal with in tangible and intangible ways every day, and all in just 10 days.

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New York City Payphone WiFi Project Presents Opportunities and Challenges

While some technologists who have experience in the space share the concerns of some New York City Council members and current payphone franchisees that the city's decision to award the project to only one franchisee or one joint venture could hurt the project, the city and one of the companies preparing a response to the Request for Proposals see the approach as the best way to ensure a standard experience, competition and innovation. From both perspectives, the project illustrates how the vision for more accessible WiFi in New York is tied to the potential for innovation within the established procurement system. GO

That's So Meta: To Test Digital Democracy, Crowdsourcing Comments on Digital Democracy

For more than a month now, Wikimedia Meta-Wiki, the global Wikimedia community site, has hosted a little experiment in digital democracy. Carl Miller, co-founder of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos-UK, and Wikimedia UK's Stevie Benton wanted to see whether the mechanisms that govern Wikipedia could be applied to political policy. The opportunity to do so arose when the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow announced the Commission on Digital Democracy, an investigation into how digital technology can be used to improve democratic processes, and solicited comments from the public.

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Weekly Readings: The "Snooper's Charter"

The UK wants to increase surveillance; Russia demands Google, Facebook and Twitter open local offices and hand over user data; Tunisians debate on social media whether to boycott the next election; and much more. GO

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