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First POST: Emergence

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 10 2014

Evaluating the Teachout-Wu challenge; net neutrality defenders invoke an "internet slowdown"; NYC's first CTO; and much, much more. Read More

New Organizing Institute to Move from Collecting Election Data to Organizing Election Officials

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, June 18 2013

The New Organizing Institute, a progressive nonprofit that trains campaigners and is no led by former Obama for America data director Ethan Roeder, is launching a new initiative next week aiming to "fix that" for local elections. NOI will announce a national network where local election administration officials can congregate to share solutions to common issues. It's a transition for a team at NOI that had previously been managing the Voting Information Project, which collects data on polling places, election districts and voter registration deadlines and prepares it for third parties in machine-readable format. In the 2012 election cycle, backed by the Pew Charitable Trusts and partnered with Google, VIP made information available in all 50 states. Read More

The Conventions, As Viewed Through Foursquare Check-Ins

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, August 28 2012 has launched an interactive Foursquare map for both the Republican and Democratic conventions that will highlight updates from newsmakers, media and convention attendees as they check in to Tampa and Charlotte. The map will also track trending places and help to showcase Time's guide to each convention. The RNC map is available on Time's website. 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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The Europe Roundup: How the Indignados Movement is Redefining Politics

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, October 18 2011

Spain | How the Indignados Movement is Redefining Politics  While the OccupyWallStreet protest spread around the world, it's time to rethink action and objectives for those who helped start this movement, the ... Read More

Is There a 'Hardly Anyone Uses Foursquare' Badge?

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 7 2011

Americans are still tuned out from the check-in. A study released yesterday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that a paltry seven percent of all adults have their phones set to automatically tag their ... Read More

The White House Is On Foursquare, But Is There a 'Commander-in-Chief' Badge?

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 16 2011

The White House has joined Foursquare, administration new media staffer Kori Schulman announced on the White House blog. You won't be seeing check-ins from President Barack Obama himself, but the White House plans to ... Read More

Bloomberg Checks In

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 14 2011

Photo by Spencer T. Tucker Mayor Mike stops by Foursquare's New York City headquarters today to declare Saturday -- 4/16 -- "Foursquare Day." Read More