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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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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 ...

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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

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