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Community COUNTS Launches "Ask Congress"

BY Editors | Thursday, March 26 2009

Nearly two years ago, I helped pen a posting here, suggesting that politicians should embrace a new town hall format. The idea was that the Internet and user-ranked questions would help leverage a community's voice and ... Read More

"Ask the President" Launches; Let the Public Pick Questions for Obama

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 19 2009

On the first full day of his presidency, Barack Obama issued an executive memo calling on the government to become more transparent, participatory and collaborative. He wrote: Read More

The Way We Interact With Govt is About to Change

BY Editors | Thursday, October 30 2008

[We got this email from Community Counts founder David Colarusso last night, and asked him for permission to post it here. Eighteen months ago, David was a high school teacher living near Boston who had a simple and ... Read More

White House 2.0: The Public is Knocking on the Door

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 28 2008

The election is a week away, but two new online projects were just launched focusing on involving the public in what comes next. BigDialog.org and Whitehouse2.org are complimentary efforts that seek to crowd-source the ... Read More

Debate Prep: How to Join In the Fun [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

We're not sure if there's going to be a presidential debate tomorrow night or not, but either way it can't hurt to highlight some of the ways viewers can participate in advance or during the actual event: 1. MySpace is ... Read More

Edwards Visits Community Counts

BY Joshua Levy | Sunday, July 22 2007

Last week I noted that John Edwards will be conducting an online forum on his website immediately following tomorrow’s CNN/YouTube debate. As Edwards explained to James Kotecki, people can submit questions for ... Read More

Friday Fun: Favorite Debate Videos

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, July 20 2007

Yesterday Jose Antonio Vargas of the Washington Post remarked that “the signature moments of the campaign so far — the moments when it crossed over from C-SPAN to popular culture — have occurred on ... Read More

Let the Two-Way Conversation Begin

BY Editors | Monday, July 2 2007

[Eds. note: This is an editorial from the creators of Community Counts, a site that aggregates YouTube Spotlight videos and lets users vote for their favorites, with the goal of “compelling the candidates to answer ... Read More

Daily Digest: 5/11/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, May 11 2007

The Web on the Candidates Over at Hotline's On the Download, Shira Toeplitz has a detailed list of how much the candidates are spending online -- both for their web teams and for their sites -- and who they're paying, ... Read More