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From #GovWebCon: Jeff Jarvis on WWGD, Failure, Innovation and Change

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 29 2009

Jeff Jarvis is now up, keynoting at the Government Web Managers Conference. As with prior posts, my notes that follow are semi-verbatim but not be taken as exact quotations, though when I put something in quotes, it's a ... Read More

WWGD on Pandemic? Google Swine Flu Map Needs Editor

BY Tom Watson | Tuesday, April 28 2009

In the blast of social media noise, government warnings, blog posts, and breaking news updates this week on the expanding swine flu epidemic, one link seemed to carry some added weight: Google had posted a collaborative ... Read More

Why State's New Media Delegation Went to Iraq

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 23 2009

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Today's Must-Read: National Journal on Google in DC

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 18 2009

Today's must-reading: Neil Munro's detailed look at Google's growing presence in Washington. He writes: Read More

Computer-Assisted Reporting 101 with Professor Friedman

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 4 2009

Just a note to alert you to the fact that Tom Friedman has expanded his repertoire of political reporting techniques to include using Google's suggested searches to divine the focus of modern America's collective angst ... Read More

Code Warriors Debate Whitehouse.gov Robot Commands

BY Sarah Granger | Thursday, January 22 2009

As the tech community pored over the new whitehouse.gov site, one of the first subterranean changes noted was that of a file most people would never notice called robots.txt. This file serves as a notice to search robots ... Read More

Code Warriors Debate Whitehouse.gov Robot Commands

BY Sarah Granger | Thursday, January 22 2009

As the tech community poured over the new whitehouse.gov site, one of the first subterranean changes noted was that of a file most people would never notice called robots.txt. This file serves as a notice to search ... Read More

Google Grabbed Most of Obama's $16 Million in 2008

BY Kate Kaye | Thursday, January 8 2009

(Crossposted from ClickZ.) Barack Obama's presidential campaign spent over $16 million on online advertising in 2008. John McCain's camp spent a fraction of that: around $3.6 million. Google was far and away the winner, ... Read More

Daily Digest: Barney, Building Blocks, and the Burgeoning Food Movement

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 18 2008

The Inside View on Revolutionizing .Gov: Dozens of senior web managers spanning federal agencies from USDA to HUD to NASA to EPA to ASDF (okay, we made that last one up) have penned a useful white paper with ... Read More

Daily Digest: As the Dust Settles from Net Neutrality's Latest Skirmish...

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 15 2008

Messiness Over Neutrality: There's a dust-up over network neutrality that we'll do our darnedest to encapsulate in one bullet point. Ready? Let's go. Google, reported the Wall Street Journal's Vishesh Kumar and ... Read More