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Demand-side Politics On the Rise

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 27 2007

John Edwards's upcoming trip to Columbus, Kentucky signals the emergence of a whole new trend in American politics: “candidate relationship management.” Think of it as the flip side of CRM, constituent or consumer ... Read More

Though quacking loudly, John Edwards is not a modern duck

BY David All | Wednesday, September 26 2007

Is John Edwards a modern candidate with a true understanding of the "netroots" or is he just a great actor? Looking at some recent reports, it is time to call it like I see it. Don't tase me bro. It's just my humble ... Read More

MTV's Candidate Dialogues Are Promising

BY Michael Connery | Wednesday, September 26 2007

MTV’s “dialogues” with the candidates are starting up tomorrow, and on deck is Sen. John Edwards. As reported on multiple sites, these dialogues have the potential to be the most interactive and informative debates ... Read More

A Case Study in “Letting Go”: Eventful/Edwards and Columbus, KY

BY Alex Hunsucker | Wednesday, September 26 2007

After months of hard work, I am happy to announce that John Edwards will be visiting Columbus, Kentucky on October 4th. In case you didn’t know, John Edwards agreed to visit the town that demanded him the most over a ... Read More

Will the MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogues be history in the making?

BY Liza Sabater | Wednesday, September 26 2007

Tomorrow John Edwards is poised to have his own history making moment thanks to MTV and MySpace. The presidential hopeful is kicking off the first of the MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogues at the University of New ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/26/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, September 26 2007

David Brooks thinks the netroots' influence is on the wane; an anti-Hillary Facebook group has more supporters than its pro-Obama counterpart; more details about John Edwards' visit to Columbus, KY; James Kotecki writes ... Read More

Where's Mini-Mitt? In Search of End-Of-Quarter Dollars

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, September 25 2007

There's a lot of buzz in GOP internet circles about the glaring omission from Romney's site. As we approach the end of the fundraising quarter, we all expected the return of mini-Mitt, the annoying and intrusive pitchman ... Read More

OneWebDay: Edwards Gets It

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, September 23 2007

It looks like only one presidential candidate understood the value of OneWebDay: John Edwards. (Here's my original post on the topic.) That's not really a surprise, given how well-stocked his campaign is with veterans of ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, September 19 2007

Harry Shearer moderates the hysterical silent debate; MySpace and MTV kick off their presidential forum series with John Edwards next week; Marc Cooper heads the Off the Bus team; Bloomberg for Prez supporters organize ... Read More

Following Up about Campaign Bloggers

BY Editors | Friday, September 7 2007

I am glad to see that a post I wrote, Candidates' Blogs: Glorified Public Relations? has received some good discussion in the comments section at techPresident as well as some other blogs. On MYDD user Psericks wrote a ... 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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