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First POST: Renegotiating Cyberspace

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, February 26 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How nations are moving to claim the transnational territory of the Internet; preparing the nation for a "cyber" war; a surprise endorsement for "ideas worth spreading;" and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Big Data, Big Problems

BY Nick Judd | Monday, February 25 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The Republican Party's technology problem versus its generational problem; the U.S. and China in an increasingly hostile Internet; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Top-Down Movements

BY Nick Judd | Friday, February 22 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: A new "top-down" social movement; Obama moves to engage with critics on press access; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Digital Strife

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, February 21 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Exploring the computer security industry as growing tension over online intrusions raises its profile; fighting for control of your digital devices; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Regulation

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, February 20 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The guns of Silicon Valley; the White House's new tack on Internet extremism; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Worries

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, February 19 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Questioning what Obama's media machine means for democracy; more rumblings from the Beltway about Chinese hackers; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Presidents Day Edition

BY Nick Judd | Monday, February 18 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Stuart Stevens downplays Republican technology woes; Nathaniel Heller critiques a Florida transparency initiative; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Transparency

BY Nick Judd | Friday, February 15 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus Subscribers: President Barack Obama's Google hangout; techPresident's fascinating new podcast; data on legislators in all 50 states; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Apologies

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, February 14 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Explaining the Republican Party's generational angst; apologizing for giving Jonah Lehrer $20,000 and a public forum for his latest apology; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

First POST: Parched

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, February 13 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Does our national response to Sen. Marco Rubio's desiccated tongue mean "we can't have nice things?" This crucial question, and many more, in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. 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 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

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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