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Digital Pros to Meet at the Democratic National Convention

BY Sarah Lai Stirland and Nick Judd | Tuesday, September 4 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Online communications pros at the Democratic National Convention this week might see Obama for America Digital Director Teddy Goff or chief digital strategist Joe Rospars, but everyone kind of already knows what they're up to: Trying to re-elect President Barack Obama by heading up one of the most closely watched digital operations in history. Goff and Rospars are among dozens of digital Democrats who will be in Charlotte this week as Obama accepts his party's nomination for reelection. For Personal Democracy Plus subscribers, here's the start to a far longer list of people in Charlotte now who are worth meeting. Read More

More Ways to Watch the Conventions and Elections Online

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, August 23 2012

CNN/Time Floorpass App

More news organizations and technology companies announced election related online services today, as CNN and Time launched their Convention Floor Pass app, and Microsoft announced its Election 2012 Hub on Xbox Live.

Social media becomes more entwined with daily life all the time, so it's easy to call this year's conventions the "most social ever." The efforts outlined so far are long on things to watch while short on ways to meaningfully participate — although given the nature of the conventions, which many big-name politicians are not attending, that might have less to do with the applications and more to do with the events they've been built to augment.

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Is Internet Freedom Going to Be a Campaign Issue?

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, August 15 2012

Democrats and Republicans may be considering incorporating positions related to Internet freedom in their platforms in response to the advocacy of groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Demand Progress, US News reports. Read More

Time Magazine Plans to "Check In" With Foursquare at Democratic and Republican National Conventions

BY Raphael Majma | Monday, March 5 2012

Time magazine and Foursquare are partnering to provide attendees of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions with unlockable badges and curated information. During the conventions, Time plans to use Foursquare to spread updates from reporters and other guests, and promises "a visualization of convention activity" using Foursquare data. Through the partnership, visitors to each convention can also get a Time-branded Foursquare badge.

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Want to Do Digital for the Democratic National Convention? You'd Better Know Friendster

BY Nick Judd | Friday, September 30 2011

Here's one line from the requirements listed in a job posting the Democratic National Convention Committee appears to be circulating, as seen on grassroots action website Democratic Gain, for a deputy director of ... Read More