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Twempest in a Frappuccino Pot?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 30 2010

The State Department's Jared Cohen, in a Center for American Progress photo. Read More

Breaking: Clinton Makes Vague Remarks in the General Direction of Twitter

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 17 2009

Hillary Clinton was asked by reporters today about the outreach from within her State Department to Twitter. Read More

Hillary Clinton Launches "21st Century Statecraft" Initiative by State Department

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 13 2009

When it comes to government agencies adapting to the Networked Age, the State Department is no slouch. It's had an Office of eDiplomacy since 2003; its staffers make heavy use of an internal unclassified online ... 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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