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Why Not Crowdsource Oil Disaster Cleanup Ideas?

BY Michael Whitney | Tuesday, June 8 2010

Since the start of the response to BP's oil disaster, the company and government have solicited suggestions from the public for ideas to stop the gusher, cleanup oil, or otherwise improve the current cleanup operations. ... Read More

Change.gov Pulls Its Agenda

BY Michael Whitney | Sunday, November 9 2008

As Nancy noted on Thursday, President-elect Obama's transition website, Change.gov, "echoes [the] campaign pledge of open government." The site's "Agenda" section detailed the Obama Administration's policy promises and ... Read More

Reprise of $1 Million "Obama Minute," but now with Interactive Times Square Billboard

BY Michael Whitney | Sunday, October 5 2008

Last April we told you about an effort by an independent filmmaker that aimed to organize Obama supporters to donate $1 million to the candidate in under 1 minute. (They ended up raising a respectable $245,000 in a ... Read More

Obama Releases iPhone App, but Why? [UPDATED]

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, October 2 2008

Today the Obama campaign announced it released the Obama '08 iPhone app, a free application for your iPhone or iPod Touch. The app is pitched as a "a great volunteering tool that lets you make a difference any time you ... Read More

Obama & McCain Honor 9/11 with Splash Pages

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, September 11 2008

Today's the 7th anniversary of 9/11, and both Obama and McCain are honoring the day by putting up a splash page on the front of their websites. Obama's page features and American flag at 3/4 mast with a 2-paragraph ... Read More

Obama & McCain Honor 9/11 with Splash Pages

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, September 11 2008

Today's the 7th anniversary of 9/11, and both Obama and McCain are honoring the day by putting up a splash page on the front of their websites. Obama's page features and American flag at 3/4 mast with a 2-paragraph ... Read More

Does Bob Barr Twitter for Himself?

BY Michael Whitney | Sunday, July 20 2008

I'm sitting in the Austin airport waiting to board my Southwest flight to Houston and on home to BWI after a great conference at Netroots Nation. Who sits down two rows away but Libertarian presidential candidate Bob ... Read More

Barack Obama's One Millionth Supporter on Facebook [UPDATED]

BY Michael Whitney | Tuesday, June 17 2008

Barack Obama is about to get his one millionth fan.  The Democratic candidate's official Facebook page saw a sharp increase right around when Sen. Clinton dropped out earlier this month, and has climbed steadily ... Read More

McCain Email Watch: Breaking the Bank for a Banner

BY Michael Whitney | Wednesday, May 28 2008

John McCain's often aimless email messages are something of a recurring theme here at techPresident, so much so that we're dubbing the topic "McCain Email Watch."  Patrick Ruffini got us started with a post on the ... Read More

The McCain Campaign's "Reckless" Email Strategy

BY Michael Whitney | Tuesday, May 20 2008

John McCain's online team needs to find someone who knows what they're doing with the campaign's email list. Campaign manager Rick Davis sent an email to supporters this afternoon titled "Reckless" - clocking in at 597 ... Read More