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John McCain Joins Twitter, But Not Really

BY David All | Wednesday, October 1 2008

Back in April 2007 I made the "Case for a Twittering Presidential candidate." While it was pointed out to me quickly on that post by a fellow TechPresident colleague that John Edwards had been Twittering for a while, ... Read More

Barack's Impersonal Text: Disappointing

BY David All | Saturday, August 23 2008

When it finally arrived, I was disappointed. Barack's team missed an enormous opportunity to communicate personally, to me, from Barack. Let me explain to you where I'm coming from... Read More

Case-Study: Republicans Go Nuclear on Barack

BY David All | Tuesday, May 20 2008

As an effective deployment of a modern media strategy, I want to share a recent example engineered by, among others, the Washington State Republican Party putting the hammer to Barack Obama after a *major* gaffe while ... Read More

The Presidential Debates Must Embrace the Internet

BY David All | Tuesday, May 13 2008

Based on a few recent experiences regarding the YouTube community, and specifically how the tool could help increase citizen participation in our upcoming general election debates, this post seeks to encourage the ... Read More

YouTube-Google Announce Presidential Forum

BY David All | Tuesday, April 29 2008

Today, one of the Republican Party's fastest rising stars, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, joined New Orleans Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin to announce that they are working with YouTube and Google to "bring American ... Read More

Beyond Bittergate, Barack Yields Success to His Supporters

BY David All | Sunday, April 27 2008

Chris Chiasson has unearthed an interesting nugget from Barack's now infamous April 6 San Francisco fundraiser speech where the meme "Bittergate" emerged in which Barack recognizes the success of his organization is due ... Read More

YouTube Expands YouChoose Platform

BY David All | Thursday, March 13 2008

YouTube is expanding its popular YouChoose platform to Senators, Congressman, and state candidates. To apply for a "Politician" account, you can download the application here (PDF). Read More

RNC Convention Partners with UStream.TV

BY David All | Tuesday, January 29 2008

The RNC Convention has brokered a deal with UStream.TV to serve as its "Official Live Video Streaming Provider." Read More

Ron Paul's second "Money Bomb" ignites today [UPDATE]

BY David All | Sunday, December 16 2007

UPDATE Dec. 17; 9:56 AM: Ron Paul broke another record - hauling in $6M in 24 hours. The Boston Globe is reporting that Ron Paul's loyal supporters have triggered their second "Money Bomb," and have already pulled in ... Read More

Fred Thompson versus Floating Text and Conga Drums

BY David All | Friday, December 7 2007

Looking back on Fred Thompson's YouTube debate commerical, I would argue that it was one of the largest missed opportunities of the campaign. After all, 4.5 million viewers were tuned in and paying attention. This would ... Read More

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NY Study Shows How Freedom of Information Can Inform Open Data

On New York State's open data portal, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation has around 40 data resources of varying sizes, such as maps of lakes and ponds and rivers, bird conservation areas and hiking trails. But those datasets do not include several data resources that are most sought after by many New York businesses, a new study from advocacy group Reinvent Albany has found. Welcome to a little-discussed corner of so-called "open government"--while agencies often pay lip service to the cause, the data they actually release is sometimes nowhere close to what is most wanted. GO

Responding to Ferguson, Activists Organize #NMOS14 Vigils Across America In Just 4 Days

This evening peaceful crowds will gather at more than 90 locations around the country to honor the victims of police brutality, most recently the unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. A moment of silence will begin at 20 minutes past 7 p.m. (EST). The vigils are being organized almost entirely online by the writer and activist Feminista Jones (@FeministaJones), with help from others from around the country who have volunteered to coordinate a vigil in their communities. Organizing such a large event in only a few days is a challenge, but in addition to ironing out basic logistics, the National Moment of Silence (#NMOS14) organizers have had to deal with co-optation, misrepresentation, and Google Docs and Facebook pages that are, apparently, buckling under traffic.

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