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First POST: Inspiration

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, February 12 2013

Take Our Money!

  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is today launching a three-month process to find and support innovative open government projects by investing up to $5 million across each of several winners.

  • Knight's media learning seminar is streaming live.

  • If you're submitting a project, know your history: David Eaves reminds civic hackers that they are in a field with years of backstory, old code, and successes and failures to learn from.

  • Anthea Watson Strong, now at Google's Politics and Elections team, has suggested that people consider the data infrastructure they're building in the course of starting an app, as well — the slowly growing amount of cleaned and ready data available about American cities and citizens.

  • Related: Don't forget Code Across America, a nationwide civic-hacking weekend event from Feb. 22-24.

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RSS Feed today >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

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