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Jimmy Wales launches campaigns wiki site

BY Christian Crumlish | Wednesday, July 5 2006

Techno-activist Gabe Wachob alerted me to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' announcement of campaigns.wikia.com. His mission statement includes the following: I am launching today a new Wikia website aimed at being a ... Read More

Trippi asks 'Can YouTube swing an election?'

BY Christian Crumlish | Monday, June 5 2006

As a close personal friend of Joe Trippi (OK, as someone who has exchanged email with him at some time in the past), I just received this interesting message: An interesting use of the internet as a way to communicate ... Read More

CitizenSpeak receives recognition from the Webbies

BY Christian Crumlish | Monday, April 17 2006

Jo Lee from CitizenSpeak writes that the Webby Awards dubbed CitizenSpeak as an Official Honoree, "a distinction awarded to sites for their excellence, vision and superior quality." This is something of a consolation ... Read More

Candidate campaigns on MySpace

BY Christian Crumlish | Friday, April 14 2006

Will MySpace be to 2008 what MTV was to 2000? Via Thomas Vander Wal I read that Senate candidate Allan Lichtman has taken his campaign to MySpace: I got a new and different request today in a social site, a request to ... Read More

Mark Green, blogger

BY Christian Crumlish | Saturday, January 21 2006

Just noticed that perennial New York candidate Mark Green (currently running for Attorney General) has launched a blog. His most recent post at the moment is a comment on Hillary's "Plantation" remark and how it's been ... Read More

A 'Microsoft Moment' for political e-mailers?

BY Christian Crumlish | Sunday, January 8 2006

When Microsoft was being subjected to antitrust scrutiny by the US Department of Justice, the companies deep, accumulated e-mail archives proved to be an achilles heel, yielding one incriminating message after another, ... Read More

eBlock addresses the 'bowling alone' problem

BY Christian Crumlish | Wednesday, December 28 2005

eBlock is a website that provides community web services at the neighborhood level. According to eBlock foundd Vivek Hutheesing: eBlock began with a commercial impulse. A few years ago, I connected all of the homes in my ... Read More

GoodStorm.com launches commerce service for nonprofits

BY Christian Crumlish | Wednesday, December 21 2005

Andrew Hoppin announced the launch of GoodStorm.com with a big party in San Francisco last week. GoodStorm is built on the CivicSpace platform and incorporates a number of newly developed e-commerce modules. The goal of ... Read More

Sam Hamm: Blogs influenced 'Homecoming'

BY Christian Crumlish | Monday, December 5 2005

Joe Dante's Showtime political-horror parable "Homecoming" showed war veteran zombies rising from the grave to vote against the president who sent them to die for a lie, while, according to Variety, "a Karl Rove-like ... Read More

CitizenSpeak demoing module for Civicspace

BY Christian Crumlish | Monday, August 29 2005

I know this makes me a geek that I think it's exciting that open source developers have come up with an open source CitizenSpeak module that plugs into CivicSpace. The module adds email advocacy functioanlity to ... 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

wednesday >

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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