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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

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Overreaching

Why the FCC balked at the Comcast-TimeWarner deal; Sheryl Sandberg wants Hillary Clinton to lean into the White House; the UK's Democracy Club brings a lot more information to election season; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Ownership

"Tell us more about your bog"; the shrinking role of public participation on campaign websites; "Aaron's Law" has been reintroduced in Congress; is the Comcast-TimeWarner merger on its last legs?; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Bush League

Presidential candidates hiding behind Super PACs; what this means for American democracy; demos at the White House; a demand for Facebook to be more open about news in the newsfeed; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

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