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PdF Network Call: Digital DC: How to Create a New Culture of Digital Government

BY Andel Koester | Friday, December 10 2010

Update: This call has been postponed. PdF Network calls will resume in January. Happy holidays! Stay informed of emerging trends and hear analysis from industry experts at the PdF Network, our bi-weekly series of ... Read More

PdF Network Call: How Smart Campaigns Use Social Media

BY Andel Koester | Monday, November 29 2010

Stay informed of emerging trends and hear analysis from industry experts at the PdF Network, our bi-weekly series of conference calls. There are 4 ways to join this week’s call: log in to your PdF account (if you're a ... Read More

PdF Network Call: How to Lead a "Networked" Nonprofit

BY Andel Koester | Monday, November 8 2010

Stay informed of emerging trends and hear analysis from industry experts at the PdF Network, our bi-weekly series of conference calls. There are 4 ways to join this week’s call: log in to your PdF account (if you're a ... Read More

PdF Network | How Campaigns and Causes are Using Facebook

BY Andel Koester | Tuesday, May 25 2010

President Barack Obama has over 8.2 million Facebook friends; Sarah Palin received over twenty thousand replies to a recent wall post on immigration. Meanwhile, everyday residents of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are using ... Read More

PdF Network | How the Internet Replaced Traditional Outreach in the TX Governor's Race

BY Andel Koester | Tuesday, May 11 2010

In the early primary campaign season of 2010, things seemed oddly quiet in Texas. In a heated primary battle, Texas Republicans did not get a single phone call, saw not one yard sign, and had no canvassers knocking on ... Read More

PdF Network | Best Practices in Campaign Blogging

BY Andel Koester | Monday, April 26 2010

In 2008, Obama's campaign blog engaged supporters with on-the-ground stories and profiles. But for every story online about ordinary people, there were many more blog posts appearing elsewhere seeking to undermine the ... Read More

PdF Network | The Future of Internet Community Reporting

BY Andel Koester | Tuesday, March 30 2010

Dialing 311 has changed the way citizens around the U.S. and Canada interact with their local governments by making it easy to call in with questions or complaints. These days, city and county officials are upping the ... Read More

This Thursday: How the GOP Dominated Online to Win MA Senate Race

BY Andel Koester | Monday, March 1 2010

Just a few short weeks ago, Scott Brown’s Republican upset in the race to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat had many wondering if the age of liberal internet dominance is over. Is the GOP gaining ... Read More

PdF Network | How to Use Data to Win Votes in 2010

BY Andel Koester | Tuesday, February 16 2010

An earlier version of this post misstated the date of this call; it is happening this Thursday, Feb. 18th. We apologize for the error! In 2004 and 2006, the Republican party led the political field in microtargeting, ... Read More

6.3M Views on YouTube: Moving Video Online

BY Andel Koester | Monday, February 1 2010

6.3 million: that's how many people viewed Obama's 2008 race speech on YouTube. 8.7 million clicked to see him dance his way onto the Ellen show. By the time the Democratic and Republican national conventions of 2008 ... Read More

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

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Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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