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Obama Battled for Early Votes as McCain Blitzed Clinton in February

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, March 18 2008

In February, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama battled for Texas voters in millions of get out the vote ads leading up to the Lone Star primary and caucuses. Meanwhile, John McCain took advantage of his lone ... Read More

Money Talks, Politicians Listen

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 17 2008

I wondered what the presidential candidates and other politicians were saying about the Federal Reserve's unprecedented interventions in the financial sector, including today's provision of $30 billion to guarantee JP ... Read More

Daily Digest: Finding the Fox News Virus

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, March 17 2008

Robert Greenwald identifies anti-Obama Fox News "virus"; TheMiddleClass.org releases grades for Congress; LinkTV gives world citizens the chance to weigh in on the US election; a Digg clone for progressives; Ron Paul's ... Read More

Pro-Clinton Writers Go "On Strike" at DailyKos

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, March 15 2008

It looks like the heightening divisions with the Democratic party over the Obama-Clinton contest are causing an open split in the online progressive city known as DailyKos. Read More

Daily Digest: Let Freedom Ring(tone)!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 12 2008

Get your red-hot presidential ringtones!; customize your very own Obamalogo at Logobama; send a video message directly to one of the campaigns; track Clinton's new web-based fundraising push; and find out which candidate ... Read More

Use of Images in E-mail

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, March 11 2008

This wasn't supposed to be "Beat up on Hillary Week". It really wasn't. It just happens that this is the second thing in a week I've been given that just didn't work for me. Below is the e-mail I just received from Team ... Read More

Hillary Clinton Crosses Her Heart

BY Michael Turk | Monday, March 10 2008

Hillary has a new web ad up on at least a handful of sites. The creative is a little uninspiring, but what really caught my attention was what they say without saying a word. Here's a grab of the ad: What's most ... Read More

Daily Digest: Dreaming Of The Candidates

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

A new site collects voters' dreams about the candidates; tracking search trends in PA; Larry David sounds off about Hillary's "red telephone" ad; notes from a panel on how the netroots are changing politics; and Obama ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: McCain as Churchill, and is Paul Out?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

The campaigns produced some doozies for us this week! From John McCain’s continuing slide into artful weirdness to the Clinton/Obama “red telephone” ads, we’re wondering if humor and humanity are ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Wikipedia Primary

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, March 6 2008

Mark Glaser interviews Patrick Ruffini; Rolling Stone glowingly investigates Obama's grassroots game; Mike Connery at TPMCafe; who's winning the Wikipedia primary?; Flickr for Good launches; and the candidates do some, ... 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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