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PlantsForHillary.com -- Crashed or Pulled Down?

BY Colin Delany | Friday, November 16 2007

A John Edwards-created anti-Hillary site seems to be down, even though it only launched yesterday. Technical problems or a change of heart? Now updated. Read More

Dueling Emails: GOP Has Hillary's Library Card; DNC Thinks It Has the GOP's Number

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, November 13 2007

Time for another in our occasional series of articles chronicling dueling emails from the Republican and Democratic National Committees (very exciting, yes). Today, the Rs struck first with a quite clever message from ... Read More

Is No One Reading Giuliani's Blog?

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, November 8 2007

Continuing with the recent exciting news from the Republican side of our little presidential campaign, Bruce Reed notes in Slate that Rudy Giuliani's official blog seems to be acting in sympathy with Hollywood writers ... Read More

Connecting Some Dots: What Wesley Clark, Rush Limbaugh and MoveOn.org Have in Common

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, October 17 2007

A chat I had with a couple of folks from Radio Singapore International this weekend called up something that's been playing around in my head for a while now: the idea that we're seeing the birth of a host of alternative ... Read More

DNC Using Email to Encourage Real-World Action

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, October 10 2007

The Democratic National Committee continued their consistently excellent use of an email list today with a message keyed to local political organizing. Read More

Giuliani and Obama's House Party Fundraiser Webcasts

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, September 20 2007

A little bird dropped something off via email the other day that I thought you guys might be interested in — it's a new twist on the classic political house party fundraiser. Read More

Joe Biden's Latest Online Video Innovation: A Searchles Channel

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, September 11 2007

Here's an interesting little feature that the Biden campaign has just started using — a tool that can combine several video clips into a single embed, even if they originate on different video hosting sites. Instead ... Read More

Fred08.com Still Buggy, But a Good Campaign Site

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, September 6 2007

In honor of his announcement last night, I just checked out Fred Thompson's official site, and I gotta say, very slick Flash interface, guys. A few bugs here and there, though — when I clicked on some of the stories ... Read More

Online Challenges for 2008, Part 1: Will TiVo Kill the Political Ad?

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, September 5 2007

TiVos will matter to political campaigns because television matters: candidates and their media consultants spend the vast majority of their money on television ads, and digital video recorders are going to let the ... Read More

Republican Resurgence and the Myth of the Progressive Web?

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, August 23 2007

I hate to agree with Jonah Goldberg on anything, but... Okay, it'd be an exaggeration to say that I side with his recent LA Times op-ed about online politics, but I agree that the rise of the political Internet ought 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 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

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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