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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

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Resets

Apple's new iOS8 promises greater user privacy; Occupy Wall Street three years later; how tech may tilt the Scotland independence vote; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Connecting the Dots

Take Back the Tech grades Facebook, Twitter, et al, on transparency; MayDay PAC founder Lawrence Lessig talks about getting matched funds; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Splits

USA Freedom Act divides Internet activists; Julian Assange's Reddit "Ask Me Anything"; New York's pro-net-neutrality protest; and much, much more GO

monday >

After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

friday >

NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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