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Daily Digest: 10/4/07

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, October 4 2007

OffTheBus launches a new wiki tracking presidential campaign staffers; looking at potential FEC violations in candidates' Second Life presences; listing the top-ten anti-Hillary sites, which are collectively raising a ... Read More

Calling All Bloggers: Who Are You Endorsing?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 3 2007

While a quick glance at the biggest political blogs suggests that none of the presidential candidates have caught fire, lots of political bloggers are declaring their allegiance to a candidate, either with a post or by ... Read More

Ron Paul's $5M a Wake Up Call

BY Patrick Ruffini | Wednesday, October 3 2007

It looks like I was only a little early in my prediction of a Ron Paul $4 million quarter. In a quarter when non-Hillary fundraising bottomed out, Ron Paul has shown Republicans that there is a price to be paid for not ... Read More

Obama "New Hampshire at War" Video

BY Spencer Overton | Wednesday, October 3 2007

Increasingly, new tools are empowering local "amateur" campaign staffers to produce quality content centered around local people. Read More

Women, the Internet and politics: "Trust me, we’re out there."

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Wednesday, October 3 2007

At the New York Times, Katharine Seelye wrote Monday, "Are more men engaged in politics online than women, and if so, why?" Is it, as commenter Michael writes, Because men are more interested in wasting time in debating ... Read More

Why Are the Democratic Candidates De-Emphasizing Offline Events?

BY Zephyr Teachout | Wednesday, October 3 2007

Clinton and Obama are caught in up one numbers game, but we might also want to look at another -- locally organized events. Clinton and Obama and Edwards supporters, collectively, appear to have used the internet to plan ... Read More

Green Party chooses 2007 Green candidates for campaign support

BY | Wednesday, October 3 2007

WASHINGTON , DC -- WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States has selected nine Green candidates for special campaign aid in the 2007 election. The Coordinated Campaign Committee of the party chose candidates ... Read More

Press Release: Third Quarter Fundraising

BY | Wednesday, October 3 2007

October 3, 2007 Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign raised $5,080,000 during the third quarter of 2007. That is an ... Read More

New Hitwise Charts!

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, October 3 2007

We’re continuing to expand our smorgasbord of political data, and today we present you with our latest offering: Hitwise Traffic. Read More

Daily Digest: 10/3/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, October 3 2007

Slate writers on the glories of Google Suggest; James Kotecki officially joins the Politico; are DailyKos' traffic numbers artificially inflated by Sitemeter?; the lack of social conservatives online; techPresident is ... 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