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World Civil Politics and Blogging

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Tuesday, March 8 2005

I just found Citizen Lab this cool site focusing on the intersection of digital media and world civil politics. It has a range of relevant articles headlines this week include: Blogs rise above the Nepal information ... Read More

NetRoots Building with Long Tail Principles

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Tuesday, January 18 2005

At the end of the Internet and Politics session there was a great discussion about Netroots [GrassRoots + Online] organizing with Matt Stoller and others: You can build very geographically distributed constituencies ... Read More

Internet and Politics (4) NetRoots Organizers

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Tuesday, January 18 2005

These questions came up during the session What is a good web organizer? What do you look for when hire one? How do you evaluate firms who offer services in this realm? There were no clear answers offered to these ... Read More

Internet and Politics (2) High Return Despite Low Investment

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Monday, January 17 2005

Michael Cornfield from the Pew Research Center on the Internet and American LIfe shared some interesting facts. Only 1/100th of the money spent in this campaign cycle was spent on internet advertising compared to ... Read More

Internet and Politics (1) What is a Network?

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Monday, January 17 2005

Matt Stoller did a great Job blogging the second Internet panel at emergingprogressives. I thought Michael's presentation about the difference between one to many (traditional campaigns with hierarchical structures, ... Read More

Overwhelmed by Talking Heads at Emerging Progressives

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Saturday, January 15 2005

I just left the 5th plenary session that I have heard in less then 24 hours at emerging progressives (perhaps less gracefully then I could have). So far all the folks on stage are 'elders' in the party and movement ... Read More

New Tools – Old Tactics (3) How tech changed campaigns

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Saturday, January 15 2005

At emergingprogressives: How has the internet changed things: Fundraising Productivity Transparenty Insurgent media Politictal Heterarchical organizing Good and bad No one has yet to put together all of these cool new ... Read More

New Tools – Old Tactics (2) Reaching Voters

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Saturday, January 15 2005

At emergingprogressives: THIS POST HAS BEEN REMOVED. Per Request of the presenter of the Information. My question? How are we (all people) going to learn to use the interent better to engaged the public now and around ... Read More

New Tools – Old Tactics (1) What is organizing?

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Saturday, January 15 2005

At emergingprogressives: One of the subplots of election cycle is the use of new technology in traditional organizing – basically using databases and maps well to get out vote by calling and knocking on doors. AFL-CIO ... Read More

Landing at Emerging Progressives

BY Kaliya Hamlin | Saturday, January 15 2005

I am on 'assignment' blogging emergingprogressives. During the opening panel, I heard the word “internet” once and there was no reflection of how online tools were used during the campaign. Instead the focus was on ... 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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