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Ning Ka-ching

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 4 2010

Ning announced a new pricing structure today. As expected, the social networking website platform — which has seen heavy use in politics, Scott Brown's Brown Brigade being a notable recent example — will ... Read More

Using Facebook in the Arizona Immigration Fight

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 4 2010

That interest groups are turning to Facebook and Twitter to organize around the recently passed Arizona immigration laws are, as CBS News' Charles Cooper wrote, "a case of dog bites man." The idea that people are using ... Read More

Who's Tweeting About the Arizona Immigration Bill?

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 30 2010

Search of "Arizona" and "Immigration" on Bing Twitter Maps Read More

NTEN/M+R Study: Email List Size Doesn't Matter

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, April 29 2010

Email lists under 100,000 people enjoy better open rates, clickthrough rates, and double the fundraising response rate of larger lists, according to a study NTEN and M+R Strategies released today. The 2010 eNonProfit ... Read More

Microsoft's Move Towards We-Gov Continues

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, April 28 2010

Yesterday, Microsoft launched a state-by-state directory of the social media accounts of public officials and agencies at the local and state level. Read More

How Many Clicks Does it Take: A UNICEF Case Study

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, April 27 2010

One of the common complaints about social media is that it's not that easy to tell if outreach through tools like Twitter and Facebook is actually working. This is kind of counterintuitive, since there are so many ... Read More

Microsoft Enters Political Tech Arena

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, April 20 2010

At the Politics Online conference yesterday, Microsoft announced a new product, Microsoft TownHall, a Google Moderator-esque web app for receiving questions and allowing a community to vote those questions up or down. ... Read More

Ning Ending Free Service Won't End Your Social Cloud

BY Nick Judd | Monday, April 19 2010

Plenty of Ning's competitors are looking to scoop up customers after the company announced it would soon eliminate free service. In the wake of Ning's announcement that it will cease to provide free access to its widely ... Read More

Mobile Voter Registration Apps May Be Ready for Midterms

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, April 13 2010

The magic and revolution heralded by the iPad has yet to arrive. Despite this, one organization is already preparing the stage for the iPad to pull votes out of a hat this November. Project Vote, which describes itself ... Read More