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How Candidates Can Use the Internet to Win in 2010 (Part One)

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, September 22 2009

Cross-posted from Epolitics.com Barack Obama won't be on the ballot in November of 2010, but thousands of other candidates will -- and he'll be very much on their minds. His public image will shape the political ... Read More

As Courts Overturn Campaign Finance Limits, Small Online Donations Will Matter More

BY Colin Delany | Sunday, September 20 2009

Cross-posted from Epolitics.com The announcement largely got lost in Friday clutter, but U.S. campaign finance restrictions took a serious hit at the end of last week. With the Roberts Supreme Court already apparently ... Read More

A Self-Reinforcing Spiral: Joe Wilson Will Probably Raise a Million Dollars, for His Opponent

BY Colin Delany | Friday, September 11 2009

Also published on e.politics The most fascinating aspect the fallout from South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's "You Lie" moment during Barack Obama's healthcare speech? What it reveals about the changed world of politics in ... Read More

Obama Heckler Rep. Joe Wilson Already Has Facebook Fans

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, September 10 2009

Also published on e.politics [Update: As of noon today, Wilson's Democratic opponent has seen $200,000 flow into his coffers via online donation site ActBlue, in part due to advocacy on Lefty blogs. Ouch! | Update 2: a ... Read More

Obama's Online Army Creaks into Action on Health Care Reform (Or, What a Difference a Year Makes)

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, September 2 2009

Also published on e.politics Watching Obama's online army creak into action on health care reform is painful, particularly for someone who wrote about the ruthless efficiency of his online campaign for president. The ... Read More

Two-Thirds of Obama's Online Fundraising Was Via Email

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, August 27 2009

Also published on e.politics A quick correction to "Learning from Obama" -- roughly two-thirds of Barack Obama's online fundraising in 2007-2008 came in directly via an email solicitation, meaning that the money was ... Read More

Video: Applying Obama Online Lessons to State, Local and Advocacy Campaigns

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, August 25 2009

A couple of weeks ago, Judith Freeman, Scott Goodstein, Julia Rosen and I got to lead what turned out to be a great Netroots Nation discussion about applying the online lessons of 2008 to future political and advocacy ... Read More

Why State-Level Online Politics Really Matters in 2010

BY Colin Delany | Sunday, August 23 2009

Cross-posted on e.politics Plenty of people are already looking ahead to the outcome of the 2010 elections, in particular what happens to the Democrats' control of Congress. The party of an incumbent President almost ... Read More

Download "Learning from Obama: Lessons for Online Communicators in 2009 and Beyond"

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, August 19 2009

As you might have guessed from the big graphic to the right, the "Learning from Obama: Lessons for Online Communicators in 2009 and Beyond" article series (which ran here on techPresident) is finally edited into ... Read More

Iran, Independence Day and the Limits of Online Politics

BY Colin Delany | Sunday, July 5 2009

Cross-posted on e.politics For now, the nascent revolution in Iran seems to have stalled. With its leaders in hiding and the government trumpeting "confessions" from organizers and journalists, I can only imagine how ... Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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