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PdF Brings Election Crowdsourcing to Mexico via 10Questions

BY Daniel Teweles | Tuesday, May 3 2011

Full Disclosure: In my role as PdF's VP of Business Development and Marketing, I manage the 10Questions platform and its international expansion. If you're interested in using 10Questions in your election, I'm the guy to ... Read More

We're Hiring a Community Manager in NYC!

BY Daniel Teweles | Monday, March 14 2011

Year after year PdF continues to grow and thrive because of our community members. More than just content consumers or event attendees, they challenge and provoke, listen and comment, and more often than not, make their ... Read More

PdF Network Calls- Open to the Public!

BY Daniel Teweles | Monday, January 31 2011

Personal Democracy Forum (the publisher of this website) launched the PdF Network in 2009 to give innovators working at the intersection of technology, politics, government and non-profits unparalleled access to experts, ... Read More

Upcoming PdF Events in NYC

BY Daniel Teweles | Wednesday, January 12 2011

PdF is pleased to announce three upcoming events in New York City that we think you'll find continue to tap into the zeitgeist in an engaging and intellectually provocative way. PdF Presents: A Symposium on WikiLeaks and ... Read More

10Questions.com: Video Answers Can be Fun

BY Daniel Teweles | Wednesday, October 20 2010

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Jan Brewer finds her voice after, well... losing it: Now that candidates across the country have answered their constituents' crowdsourced questions via video on 10Questions, I've taken a ... Read More

10Questions Update: Candidate Video Answers are Streaming In

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, October 15 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum You asked, and the candidates have answered. Video answers from 9 candidates are now live on 10Questions.com. So surf on over and check them out. Then vote. ... Read More

10Questions: New Candidate Confirmations and Videos!

BY Daniel Teweles | Monday, October 11 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum With less than a month until to go until Election Day, campaigns across the country are busy enticing voters, and now, rounding up tech-savvy interns, new media ... Read More

10Questions: Phase 1's End; A Preliminary Analysis

BY Daniel Teweles | Monday, October 11 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum The first phase of 10Questions recently came to an end. Questions for candidates and votes on which questions the candidates should answer are no longer being ... Read More

Some candidates "don't have time" for constituent questions

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, October 1 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum 10Questions is an experiment, and as such, different campaigns have different perceptions of the value added provided by directly answering questions submitted by and ... Read More

10Questions Update: 10 Days to Ask Questions and New Videos!

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, September 10 2010

To help pump up the crowd (pump it up) and spread the word about 10Questions, we made a new video with our good friend Jacob Soboroff, Executive Director of Why Tuesday?. Another video is after the jump. 10Questions is ... 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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