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Poligraft Launches. Swear.

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 5 2010

Earlier this week, I teased you all with pre-mature notice that the Sunlight Foundation's* new Poligraft.com had launched. This afternoon, I pinkie swear that the site is actually up and running. Read More

No Sleep Till Brooklyn...Gives to OFA

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 23 2010

Click to see the full OFA email. Organizing for America seems to be using its email list to try out a new motivational technique this week, one based on a bit of geographical peer pressure. Read More

Care and Feeding of the Big-Dollar Grassroots

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 22 2010

Some Democratic donors are wondering if Obama's reliance upon small-dollar online donor base is a smart, sustainable choice, reports the Washington Post's Jason Horowitz: Read More

The Numbers Behind Palin's Facebook Strategy

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 12 2010

One set of numbers jumps out from Sarah Palin's campaign finance reports, filed with the FEC last night, and that's some $22,000 paid by Sarah PAC over the last three months to the firm Aries Petra Consulting. Read More

The Strange Tale of Scott Brown, Rachel Maddow, and a Tweet Goof that Maybe Wasn't (Updated)

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 23 2010

Click to enlarge Part of the joy of politics is that there's always something new and strange right around the corner. Read More

Politics on the Square

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 19 2010

Credit: SquareUp.com Read More

"He Told Me Why My Name is Skye"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 10 2010

We're always keeping an eye open for what people in politics are doing to experiment within the boundaries of the email form. Bit of an art, really. Here's something new, from Florida Representative Alan Grayson, a ... Read More

Haiti Disaster Finds Obama Tech Corps in Familiar Territory

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 15 2010

With all due sensitivity, the tremendous disaster unfolding in Haiti as a result of Tuesday's earthquake just outside Port-au-Prince is putting the new media and tech experts inside the Obama Administration in what is a ... Read More

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First POST: Sad Reality

How social media changed the course of the Ferguson story; Ready for Hillary's 3-million-member email list; why Mark Cuban opposes net neutrality rules; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: All Against All

Why Uber isn't "the future" of cities; why journalists lost control of journalism; how Sean Parker is spending his political money; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Power Frames

The differences between "old power" and "new power"; Uber as a new/old power hybrid; debating Clay Shirky's feminist cred; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

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