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10Questions Update 10/29/07: Usage Surges!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 29 2007

Well, we've had quite a weekend, ever since we announced that the top question as of 10am today would be asked of Senator Barack Obama during this afternoon's live MySpace/MTV dialogue at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/29/07

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, October 29 2007

More on the RedState ban on Ron Paul "shills"; Matt Stoller responds to Patrick Ruffini's analysis of newly-released Facebook data; as we suspected, media coverage of the election is more horerace-y than ever before; ... Read More

MTV/MySpace To Ask Obama Top Question from 10Questions Monday

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 26 2007

Breaking news: The top community-voted question on 10Questions.com as of 10 AM EST on Monday, 10/29 will be asked in that day's MySpace/MTV Obama dialogue, which is taking place at 1:30 EST at Coe College in Cedar ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 19 2007

Stephen Colbert gets a Facebook group; more data fun over at ronpaulgraphs.com; Barack Obama is the next participant in the MySpace/MTV Presidential Forum -- where are the Republicans?; Todd Zeigler on Obama's latest ... Read More

Daily Digest: 10/5/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, October 5 2007

John Edwards holds an event in Columbus, KY, the small town that won his Eventful "Demand and Be Heard" contest; MySpace re-launches its Impact channel and teams up with PayPal to make fundraising easy for users; Jim ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/28/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, September 28 2007

Reactions across the web to the first MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogue with John Edwards; capturing the youth vote is just about showing up on Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube; an anti-Hillary Clinton Facebook group ... Read More

In Search of A Feedback Loop: Grading the MySpace/MTV Candidate Dialogue

BY Michael Connery | Thursday, September 27 2007

After a few technical glitches, the MTV/MySpace candidate dialogue series kicked off today, streamed live from the University of New Hampshire, where Sentator John Edwards was grilled by college students, and held ... Read More

MTV's Network for Advocacy

BY Fred Stutzman | Thursday, September 27 2007

With a hearty publicity push, MTV has launched think.mtv.com, a community fostering youth advocacy. In much of the coverage of the site, it has described as a youth social network - and while it's true the site has ... Read More

Liveblogging the first MTV/MySpace dialogue

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, September 27 2007

We're liveblogging the first MySpace/MTV "dialogue" with John Edwards at the University of New Hampshire. Read More

Daily Digest: 9/27/07

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, September 27 2007

Using Me.dium to chat with viewers of today's MTV/MySpace dialogue with John Edwards; why do we vote on Tuesday? The "Why Tuesday" video explains; the return of Chris Dodd's Talk Clock; Rudy Giuliani beams into ... 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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