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Daily Digest: 10/30/07 [UPDATE]

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, October 30 2007

Off The Bus and Scoop08, two citizen-journalism efforts tracking the election, get the New York Times treatment; a Republican CNN/YouTube debate is confirmed (I thought that already happened?); what is the meaning of ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/22/07

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, October 22 2007

A interactive feature from the New York Times makes it easy to skip around through a text transcript and video of last night's Republican debate; Patrick Ruffini wants the crowd to help him index political blog ... Read More

MTV's Candidate Dialogues Are Promising

BY Michael Connery | Wednesday, September 26 2007

MTV’s “dialogues” with the candidates are starting up tomorrow, and on deck is Sen. John Edwards. As reported on multiple sites, these dialogues have the potential to be the most interactive and informative debates ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/20/07

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, September 20 2007

Chris Bowers on the progress of his Googlebombing campaign against Rudy Giuliani; Mashable has details on the tech used in the upcoming MySpace/MTV presidential "dialogues," and Matt Lewis anticipates some left-right ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/14/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, September 14 2007

A new study indicates that text messaging can increase youth voter turnout; the Huffington Post/Yahoo/Slate mashup debate is rolling, and it turns out we can use Jumpcut to edit the footage after all, but we're somewhat ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/12/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, September 12 2007

More news about the anti-Thompson site PhonyFred.org and its connection to the Romney campaign; the Huffington Post, Yahoo, and Slate team up to produce a "Mashup" presidential forum, though it might not allow for ... Read More

Don't Call It A Debate: MySpace and MTV Team Up

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, August 23 2007

We’ve known that MySpace has been planning a new kind of presidential forum, and today it's released new details. It will be partnering with MTV to produce a series of “one-on-one dialogues” between the ... Read More

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, August 19 2007

What do William Gibson, George Orwell, Karl Rove, Chris Shays, Wikipedia and the rise of YouTube have to do with each other? Browsing today's news offerings, I find a connection. Read More

Daily Digest 8/8/07

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 8 2007

The open-sourcing of debate planning; the debate on the online Right; the demographics of the online Left; the ongoing decline of newspapers; another exploitative video; and whose website is winning the most attention... ... Read More

techPresidentTV #2: The Republicans & YouTube

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, August 3 2007

For your Friday viewing pleasure - check out our second techPresidentTV video. In this, our second, episode, Patrick Ruffini, David All, and blip.tv's Dina Kaplan join me to talk about Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani's ... 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 ...

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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

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