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Daily Digest: Defining "Mission Accomplished"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 7 2008

As Barack Obama responds to protests of his FISA stance, we consider how an online action's success might be judged; NPR focuses on Hispanic voters and how candidates are working to get their messages delivered to them; ... Read More

Daily Digest: Defining "Mission Accomplished"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 7 2008

As Barack Obama responds to protests of his FISA stance, we consider how an online action's success might be judged; NPR focuses on Hispanic voters and how candidates are working to get their messages delivered to them; ... Read More

Daily Digest: You're Not the Boss of Me Now...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 3 2008

As an anti-telecom immunity group takes the top slot on MyBarackObama.com, we ask if we're about to witness a case of 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss;' road trip! College Republicans hit the trail, driving ... Read More

Daily Digest: You're Not the Boss of Me Now...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 3 2008

As an anti-telecom immunity group takes the top slot on MyBarackObama.com, we ask if we're about to witness a case of 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss;' road trip! College Republicans hit the trail, driving ... Read More

Anti-Telecom Immunity Group Tops MyBarackObama.com

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 2 2008

Attracting its 13,453rd member at about 11 EST tonight, a group dedicated to protesting Barack Obama's stand on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act became the largest group on MyBarackObama.com, the campaign's own ... Read More

Daily Digest: Next for FISA on MyBO? "Don't Ask Me, I Just Work Here"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 2 2008

A group protesting Barack Obama's stand on warrantless surveillance has attracted more than 10,000 members in just a week, making it the largest user-created group on MyBarackObama.com; we spotlight a tech policy dust-up ... Read More

Daily Digest: Next for FISA on MyBO? "Don't Ask Me"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 2 2008

A group protesting Barack Obama's stand on warrantless surveillance has attracted more than 10,000 members in just a week, making it the largest user-created group on MyBarackObama.com; we spotlight a tech policy dust-up ... Read More

Daily Digest: Millennials of the World, Unite!

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 1 2008

Do millennials need to start strengthening their collective action muscles?; the anti-telecom immunity group on MyBarackObama.com is on track to be the social-networking site's top group later this week; Wesley Clark ... Read More

Daily Digest: Millennials of the World, Unite!

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 1 2008

Do millennials need to start strengthening their collective action muscles?; the anti-telecom immunity group on MyBarackObama.com is on track to be the social-networking site's top group later this week; Wesley Clark ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Mobilized Mob Does as It Pleases

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 30 2008

A group on MyBarackObama.com urging the senator to vote against surveillance bill that includes retroactive telecom immunity breaks into the top five groups on the campaign's own social-networking site; Obama supporters ... 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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