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Ideas for Change Settles on a Top Ten

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 16 2009

As I've mentioned in the past, techPresident partnered with on their Ideas for Change in America project, in which people voted for the priorities they'd most like the incoming Obama Administration to tackle. ... Read More

Vote for Change (Again)

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 13 2009

techPresident partnered up with in the early days of their Ideas for Change in America project. The goal of Ideas for Change is to not only use social-media magic to identify what people's top concerns are, ... Read More

Obama on No. 1 Question: Let's Punt

BY Editors | Sunday, January 11 2009

Is there any chance that the incoming Obama Administration will pay much more than passing lip service to the top policy initiatives suggested by the citizen army it mustered to suggest and rank ideas for governance on ... Read More

Daily Digest: For Open Government, It's Put Up (Online) Time

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 5 2009

Republicans' Transparency Jujitsu: With the 111th session of Congress kicking off tomorrow and a mere 15 days until President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, getting his desired $700 billion (or so) ... Read More

Daily Digest: Questioning the Marching-Orders Construct

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 24 2008

Building a Better Bully Pulpit: Is all this talk of openness and participation really just President-elect Barack Obama's way of supercharging the presidential bully pulpit? The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg ... Read More

Changes at A Media Hub for Social Action

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 11 2008

Is it possible to build a successful web portal and community hub around issues and activism? So far, no one has succeeded in this quest, though there a lot of people trying and one could argue that sites as diverse as ... Read More

A is Gonna Come (to Your Non-Profit Org)

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, December 5 2007 — the social network that seeks to connect people around social issues — recently announced a major new addition to its platform. Calling itself the “Ning for nonprofits,” the site now ... Read More

Daily Digest: 8/22/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, August 22 2007

Discovering the major and minor edits made to candidates' Wikipedia profiles; Jonah Goldberg argues against the idea that the web is inherently suited to liberals; surprising findings about the effect of Facebook and ... Read More

Joe Green on Project Agape and Online Democracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 6 2007

[Yesterday, I spent an hour on the phone with Joe Green, co-founder of Project Agape, a still-partially-in-stealth start-up that is developing political social networking tools and platforms. It launched with a major new ... Read More

Killer Political Apps

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, May 24 2007

Reacting quickly to’s newly launched open API, the Obama campaign is the first of the presidentials to take advantage of the opportunity. Basically, anyone can develop an application that can be ... Read More