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Allons Enfants De La Patrie!

BY Halley Suitt | Friday, April 29 2005

It was interesting being in the French Senat for the Les Blogs conference this past Monday. The French seem to know politics and technology go together. At the speaker's dinner the evening before, I have to admit I got a ... Read More

Mobile Phoners And Texters Favor Kerry 55% to 40%

BY Halley Suitt | Monday, November 1 2004

One day before the presidential elections, and I'm sure you're as sick of poll results as I am. But Andrew Sullivan's post "Young, Restless Kerry Voters" points to Zogby's effort to actually poll young cell phone users ... Read More

The Political Bloggers' Day of Reckoning

BY Halley Suitt | Friday, October 29 2004

Now think about this. Most of the highest traffic, most famous blogs are about politics. I know on Tuesday, Election Day, they will be at full throttle, but as we wind down in the next few weeks -- where will that leave ... Read More

No Comment?

BY Halley Suitt | Thursday, October 28 2004

This morning I published a post on my weblog, Halley's Comment called "12 Reasons Women Should Vote For Kerry/Edwards" with the comments field open for replies. Read More

Voters Win In A Landslide; Apathy Demolished

BY Halley Suitt | Wednesday, October 27 2004

I don't want to put TOO Pollyanna-ish a spin on it, but you have to admit, we all know a lot more about democracy, registering to vote, the electoral college and even (gasp!) the actual issues at stake in this election ... 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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