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Civil Society, Text by Text

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 4 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in conjunction with the office of special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, is about five days into an experiment mobile phones to build civil society in ... Read More

How (Governor-Elect) Bob McDonnell Went Mobile

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 4 2009

Virginia's new governor-elect, Republican Bob McDonnell, ran an online campaign that caught the eyes of many who pay attention to this sort of thing. Read More

House GOP's WhipCast: Mobilizing the Minority (Updated)

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 29 2009

Meet WhipCast, the newly public BlackBerry application that House Republicans, led by Republican Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and Kevin McCarthy of California, are showing around the Hill. Politico's Mike Allen has the ... Read More

State Government in Your Pocket

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 23 2009

Text message "nysenate marriage" or "nysenate Adams" or "nysenate S427" to 41411 and get back a list of relevant bills or a short description of the bill in question right to your cell ... Read More

Politics Online '09: How Mobile's Different Than Web

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 21 2009

Apologies for the light post this morning, but I'm at the Politics Online conference in downtown DC's cavernous Ronald Reagan building where a decent wireless hookup is harder to find than natural lighting. I've decamped ... Read More

A Freed Change.gov Gets Wigitized, iPhone Apped

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 3 2008

Get the Change.gov widget Change.gov the website is so yesterday. Today, it's Change.gov the widget, iPhone app, and mobile tool. We noted a few days ago that online home of the Obama-Biden Transition Project had ... Read More

A Mobile Opportunity for McCain

BY Michael Tate | Wednesday, October 15 2008

Obama's campaign released an iPhone application (thanks to an all-volunteer creative base). So how can McCain catch up and prove that his campaign has tech prowess? Release their version of the application on Google's ... Read More

Reprise of $1 Million "Obama Minute," but now with Interactive Times Square Billboard

BY Michael Whitney | Sunday, October 5 2008

Last April we told you about an effort by an independent filmmaker that aimed to organize Obama supporters to donate $1 million to the candidate in under 1 minute. (They ended up raising a respectable $245,000 in a ... Read More

Ask Sarah Palin: CA Dems' Interactive Billboard Goes Live [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 4 2008

This is an absolute first and frankly it's f---ing brilliant. The California Democratic Party has a giant electronic billboard up somewhere near a Los Angeles-area rally that Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is doing ... Read More

Obama Releases iPhone App, but Why? [UPDATED]

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, October 2 2008

Today the Obama campaign announced it released the Obama '08 iPhone app, a free application for your iPhone or iPod Touch. The app is pitched as a "a great volunteering tool that lets you make a difference any time you ... Read More