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Obama Doubles Down on YouTube

BY Ari Melber | Sunday, January 27 2008

What do anime, a nude Charlotte Ross and Barack Obama have in common? Read More

Hope Will Not Be Televised: Obama YouTube vs. Clinton Clash

BY Ari Melber | Wednesday, January 23 2008

They won't tell you on TV, but people are watching Obama's new speech. Disintermediation is alive on YouTube. Read More

Hope Will Not Be Televised: Obama YouTube vs. Clinton Clash

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, January 22 2008

They won't tell you on TV, but people are watching Obama's new speech. Disintermediation is alive on YouTube. Read More

Trippi: Unplugged in Iowa

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, January 8 2008

Joe Trippi is one of the few political consultants who speaks frankly, even to the detriment of his clients, and loves democracy even more than he loves politics. I caught up with him for an hour-long conversation about ... Read More

Trippi: Unplugged in Iowa

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, January 8 2008

Joe Trippi is one of the few political consultants who speaks frankly, even to the detriment of his clients, and loves democracy even more than he loves politics. I caught up with him for an hour-long conversation about ... Read More

Does Facebook Own You? (The "New Privacy")

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, December 20 2007

Everyone knows what you did last summer. In spite of a small victory for privacy last month, Facebook's policies still raise major privacy questions -- and young people may be developing an entirely new conception of ... Read More

Who is Behind HillaryAttacks.com?

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, December 20 2007

Who are the anonymous insiders running sites for and against Hillary Clinton? Read More

Googlebomb This! (The Five Stages of Republican Grief Online)

BY Ari Melber | Monday, September 10 2007

The GOP is just beginning to figure out that Democrats are much better at manipulating the Internet to their political benefit. Read More

MoveOn's Virtual Primary

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, July 12 2007

MoveOn.org's issue-driven primary may not end up naming a winner, but so far it looks more substantive, thoughtful and participatory than the actual presidential primary. Read More

MoveOn's Virtual Primary

BY Ari Melber | Thursday, July 12 2007

MoveOn.org's issue-driven primary may not end up naming a winner, but so far it looks more substantive, thoughtful and participatory than the actual presidential primary. 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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