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Foley-Busting Blogger Now Has Fred Thompson in His Sights

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, August 21 2007

Remember Mark Foley, the congressmember with the bad habit of indulging in salacious IM sessions with underage House pages? Lane Hudson, the guy who helped bring Foley's political career to an end last Fall by posting ... Read More

Dems Behind "Gays for Giuliani?" Well, Duh

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, August 16 2007

Earlier today, Josh linked to a piece on the excellent website Spot-on that finds a Democratic connection to the "Gays for Giuliani" video that came out (hah!) last week. Specifically, author Scott Olin Schmidt points to ... Read More

Interesting List-Building Tactic in a Democratic Activist Email, With a Republican Online Game for a Chaser

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, August 16 2007

Just got an interesting email from the DNC asking me to...no, not to give money, but to send a thank-you note. (Paging Miss Manners...). Actually, it's a clever idea, since constant begging for donations can be a big ... Read More

Facebook Profile Reveals Guiliani's Daughter Supports Obama

BY Colin Delany | Monday, August 6 2007

Or, at least she did until this morning — shortly after a reporter contacted her, she pulled out of the Facebook group "Barack Obama (One Million Strong for Barack)." Slate has details; Caroline Giuliani and her ... Read More

Adam Nagourney’s Joe Trippi/John Edwards Puff Piece

BY Colin Delany | Thursday, August 2 2007

Beating up on Times political reporter Adam Nagourney is a hobby gleefully enjoyed in many corners of the Interweb, but now that he's ventured onto OUR turf, it's time for a quick barrage of jabs, hooks and vicious ... Read More

Candidates and Social Networks: Generation Gaps and "Unearned" Status

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, July 31 2007

Some interesting conclusions in a preview of a study of presidential candidates and social networking sites to be released by two Bentley College (Mass.) professors in August. For instance, the authors note that the ... Read More

It Worked! Though Not a Revolution, The YouTube Debate Impressed

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, July 24 2007

The YouTube debate may not have revolutionized politics, but it sure as hell was more of a pleasure to watch than your average political event. I'd read both hype and skepticism in the days beforehand, and I suspect that ... Read More

Romney's on The Tube, Obama Dominates Online, Rudy Loves Radio

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, July 11 2007

Neilsen has published some fascinating details on how the presidential candidates are spending their media money and what kind of results they're getting for it. MarketingCharts.com has the numbers; here are some ... Read More

Will Google Radio Ads Be a Factor in the '08 Elections?

BY Colin Delany | Tuesday, July 10 2007

At last week's New Organizing Institute/IPDI-sponsored Google presentation on advocacy tools, after looking at Google Ads and answering questions about click fraud, the company's Elections and Issue Advocacy team touched ... Read More

Branding Supporters' Desktops: A Widget for Campaigns

BY Colin Delany | Friday, June 29 2007

Hi, I'd like to ask all of our Republican colleagues to go to the bathroom or go watch tv or something. Um, yeah, just kidding, but here's why: I'm going to be talking about a damned interesting application that ... Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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