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Defending Clunkers with a Data Dump

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 9 2009, the Department of Transportation's online home for its Cash-for Clunkers program, has posted the raw data on the nearly 700,000 cars that were traded in during the course of the month-long program. Read More

Call for Votes - techPresident South by Southwest Panel on Next Generation Politics

BY Sarah Granger | Wednesday, September 2 2009

In 2000, candidates used e-mail and websites to transmit their messages online. 2004 introduced political blogs, and in 2008, social media played a major role in the election. As the 2010 election approaches and we look ... Read More

The Manager Behind the Curtain: Profiling Joe Rospars

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Joe Rospars might seem like a household name in the households occupied by those of us who hang around these parts. But Google the name of the Obama campaign's new media director -- as Rospars himself claims never to do, ... Read More

Obama’s non-reductive rhetoric as new media strategy

BY Editors | Wednesday, January 21 2009

Maybe candidate/President Obama's aversion to generating sound bites is central to his new media strategy of bypassing the traditional gatekeepers. Case in point: yesterday's Inaugural address.Whatever the accolades for ... Read More

Daily Digest: OMG BRK OBMA TXTS 4 VP

BY Joshua Sherman | Monday, August 11 2008

Obama texts his supporters his choice of VP, is Obama the first "cybergenic" candidate?, What will McCain do for VP?, Obama hits back at two McCain ads, the blogs respond to Edwards' extramarital affair, Bush enjoys ... Read More

Daily Digest: Bring Your Spam to the "Astroturf" Picnic

BY Joshua Sherman | Friday, August 8 2008

New vs. Traditional media is apples and oranges, Cybersecurity advice for the next President, DNC responds to "Democrats Praising McCain" ad, McCain offers prizes to spammers and realizes his recent YouTube dominance, ... Read More

On Fred's Announcement

BY Patrick Ruffini | Saturday, September 1 2007

Allen Fuller has a great post up discussing Fred's online announcement on September 6th. For whatever reason, people's antennae seem to go up whenever there's an inkling of Fred running a video-based campaign, and this ... Read More