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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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First POST: Scary Monsters

Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: System-Gaming

Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Gimme Shelter

The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Tribes

Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

monday >

First POST: Inventions

How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Spoilers

How the GOP hasn't fixed its tech talent gap; the most tech-savvy elected official in America, and the most tech-savvy state-wide candidate; and much, much more. GO

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