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I Wouldn't Give E-mail All the Credit

BY Editors | Sunday, October 21 2007

Patrick Ruffini is breaking out the digital champagne seeing trouble from e-mail for Republicans as Obama raises 1.8 Million in a new appeal to voters. Ruffini gives three e-mails sent from the campaign credit. Not to be ... Read More

Chris Dodd's Moment?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 20 2007

There's something brewing on the left side of the web, and it just might mean good news for Chris Dodd's presidential candidacy. Take a look at the bump in his blog mentions on our Technorati chart. The last time he ... Read More

10Questions.com Update 10/20/07

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 20 2007

Ten more video questions came in, and we hit a total more than 12,000 votes from just over 3,500 voters. Roughly speaking, that means we’ve been seeing about 4,000 new votes a day and about 1,200 new voters a day. ... Read More

10Questions.com Update 10/20/07

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 20 2007

Ten more video questions came in, and we hit a total more than 12,000 votes from just over 3,500 voters. Roughly speaking, that means we’ve been seeing about 4,000 new votes a day and about 1,200 new voters a day. ... Read More

New Radio Ad

BY | Saturday, October 20 2007

October 20, 2007 The clock is ticking. And it is now ticking faster than anyone anticipated. The New Hampshire primary could be held as early as December 11. Earlier this week, Iowa moved its caucus date to January 3. ... Read More

The Right-Wing Facebook: Skewering the Republicans

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 19 2007

Fred Thompson “added ‘Convincing everyone my presidential run isn’t really Method-style research for a movie role’ to his Interests.” John McCain is “appealing to Ron Paul for ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 19 2007

Stephen Colbert gets a Facebook group; more data fun over at ronpaulgraphs.com; Barack Obama is the next participant in the MySpace/MTV Presidential Forum -- where are the Republicans?; Todd Zeigler on Obama's latest ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 19 2007

Stephen Colbert gets a Facebook group; more data fun over at ronpaulgraphs.com; Barack Obama is the next participant in the MySpace/MTV Presidential Forum -- where are the Republicans?; Todd Zeigler on Obama's latest ... Read More

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

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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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