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Aaron Swartz awarded in Technorati developers' contest

BY Christian Crumlish | Wednesday, January 19 2005

The widget on the PDF home page that shows which Senators and Congressfolks are being talked about the most in the blogosphere is driven by Technorati using an application developed for this site by Aaron Swartz. Micah ... Read More

Kos on Blog Ethics

BY Christian Crumlish | Tuesday, January 18 2005

In a post called Ethics, Kos addresses the recent Zephyr / Dean / WSJ / Armstrong-Williams-equivalency flap: So to recap, if I write about something in which I hold a financial stake, I will disclose it. If I don't, then ... Read More

Orcinus is tracking incidents of 'violence, threats or intimidation'

BY Christian Crumlish | Tuesday, November 2 2004

David Neiwert is setting up a blog clearinghouse at his site, Orcinus, to report incidents of violence, threats, or intimidation against Democratic campaign workers, supporters, and voters. (He leaves it to "the other ... Read More

The importance of user interface

BY Christian Crumlish | Tuesday, November 2 2004

Snopes has the skinny on a voting-machine mishap in Texas. An early voter who attempted to vote a straight ticket discovered that her vote for Kerry/Edwards had been switched to a vote for Bush/Cheney. The cause appears ... Read More

Adina Levin's guide to campaign tools

BY Christian Crumlish | Thursday, October 28 2004

The collection of essays now known as Extreme Democracy should appear in book form early next year, but it is coming out in serialized PDF (portadble document format) at the moment at the project's blog. Read More

'Caging' memos mistakenly sent to parody site

BY Christian Crumlish | Thursday, October 28 2004

What is it with Republicans confusing .coms and .orgs? The GeorgeWBush.org parody site gets a lot of misdirected mail at their catchall address. Amidst the chaff were the occasional strategic or informative message sent ... Read More

Open-source voter file management

BY Christian Crumlish | Wednesday, October 27 2004

Advokit is an open-source grassroots-network voter-file campaign-management tool developed by veterans of the Dean primary campaign and available either as a hosted (ASP) service or as a stand-alone install. It offers ... Read More

Voting against vs. voting for

BY Christian Crumlish | Wednesday, October 20 2004

Brief blog reveries: Simon World's excellent notes from a John Zogby talk in Hong Kong led me to Cicero's post about The 'No' Vote at Winds of Change. Read More

Lessig and friends launch p2p-politics.org

BY Christian Crumlish | Wednesday, October 20 2004

From Lessig's political "spam" message about the new p2p-politics site that is leveraging archive.org to provide an open source for political ads: Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Moneyballed

The Gates Foundation's new "global citizens" email database, and why it's a terrible idea; why young people like the NSA more than older people; using open data about NYC taxi drivers to ID Muslims; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Monkeying

Net neutrality proponents call foul on the GOP's plans; StandUnited.com seeks to be the right's Change.org; tons of civic tech news from mySociety, Chicago and Civic Hall in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Punch List

Obama's State of the Union and the Internet; how HealthCare.gov shares personal data with third-parties; Facebook says it will give users tools to tag false or hoax content in their News Feeds; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Goggles

More on the shifting net neutrality debate; how Ready for Hillary plans to share its digital assets; the family roots of Civic Hall; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Urgency

How Republicans are starting to embrace net neutrality; more predictions of the blockchain's impact on society; new "innovative communities" legislation in Massachusetts seeks to boost civic tech there; and much, much more. GO

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