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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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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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