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Voter File 2.0: Catalist, Democratic Tool

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 9 2008

I'm in a breakout session at the New Democratic Network's daylong conference on "New Tools, New Audiences," listening to Vijay Ravindran, the CTO of Catalist, talk about web 2.0 and its development of an "Enhanced Voter ... Read More

Voter File 2.0: Catalist, Democratic Tool

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 9 2008

I'm in a breakout session at the New Democratic Network's daylong conference on "New Tools, New Audiences," listening to Vijay Ravindran, the CTO of Catalist, talk about web 2.0 and its development of an "Enhanced Voter ... Read More

Clinton Going Down, While the Web Dreams of an Obama Win

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 9 2008

Clinton is losing friends on MySpace, and traffic to her website seems to be crashing. Meanwhile, the interwebs are having a ball with "When Obama Wins." Read More

What is Obama's Movement?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 8 2008

As the dust settles on the Democratic primary fight, I think more people are going to be turning their attention to understanding the significance of the new kind of political machine the Obama campaign has been ... Read More

Come Together, Now? The World Live Web and Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 7 2008

I spent most of last night watching the Democratic election returns roll in, with the TV tuned to MSNBC but the sound turned down low, and my laptop in my hands, watching for live reaction and commentary on the event as ... Read More

Come Together, Now? The World Live Web and Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 7 2008

I spent most of last night watching the Democratic election returns roll in, with the TV tuned to MSNBC but the sound turned down low, and my laptop in my hands, watching for live reaction and commentary on the event as ... Read More

YouTube Political Round-up: HIllary Has a Coffee Malfunction; McCain Behind the Scenes?; Obama Rejects and Denounces

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 30 2008

Some quick takes on the three campaigns' ups and downs in YouTube-land: Will Hillary Clinton's difficulties finding the rest-stop coffee machine ON button go viral? Does anyone want to go "Behind the Scenes" with John ... Read More

Riding the Future with Scoble and leMeur on the World Live Web

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 29 2008

I spent a few minutes in the future last night, having a late dinner at an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica with Robert Scoble of FastCompany.tv and Loic le Meur of the start-up Seesmic. Both of them are tech pioneers ... Read More

Rev. Wright Baits the Soundbiters

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 28 2008

Will soundbite politics win out over soundblast politics? That's the question that was on my mind as I flew out to Los Angeles yesterday evening and watched Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaking live on CNN at the NAACP Detroit ... Read More

PdF Welcomes Senior Editors Dave Witzel and Allison Fine

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 28 2008

Time for some editorial housekeeping. In our never-ending quest to cover how technology is changing politics and serve the growing community of activists, technologists, journalists, politicians, government workers, ... 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 ...

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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

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