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Two Years Later: Recovery.gov Still Sucks At Public Engagement

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 28 2011

Two years ago, Barack Obama promised the public that he was going to run government in a more transparent and interactive way. Read More

Wikileaks' Afghan War Logs: The Crowdscouring Begins

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 26 2010

Several months ago, Julian Assange cannily described the paradox on releasing raw data online. "It's counterintuitive," he said to ComputerWorld. "You'd think the bigger and more important the document is, the more ... Read More

Help Jerry Brito Crowdsource His Congressional Testimony

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 17 2009

Check out this neat experiment in crowdsourcing from congressional watchdog Jerry Brito, the creator of StimulusWatch.org: Read More

Information Age Volunteerism - Open Sourced! Crowdsourced!

BY Ben Rigby | Friday, February 6 2009

Despite the attention paid to national service recently, the field of volunteerism remains stolidly in the Industrial Era. But the moment is ripe... Information Age Volunteerism - Open Sourced! Crowdsourced! Read More

The Crowd-Scouring of the Presidency (and the End of Rovian Politics?)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 21 2008

Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, who just endorsed Barack Obama, tells Arianna Huffington, another Obama supporter, that "We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," thanks to the internet and tools like YouTube. And ... Read More