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The Congressperson from Craigslist?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 29 2010

Over in Utah, some activists looking for someone to willing to challenge Blue Dog Democrat Jim Matheson have taken to running a help wanted ad on Craiglist. Is there a "Dem seeking Dem" category? Here's the ad: ... Read More

Going Beyond Live-Blogging SOTU? Online Organizing During Live Events

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Are you live-blogging the State of the Union? Join the crowd. Read More

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BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 27 2010

If you talk to people who worked on the web side of things in the big recent wins Republicans had in Massachusetts, with Senator-elect Scott Brown, and Virginia, with Governor Bob McDonnell, you hear something over and ... Read More

Massachusetts Special: The State of the Brown vs. Coakley (Online) Race

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 19 2010

As we reach the very end of the Massachusetts special election, we're seeing a ramping up of folks working to extract what the race means for the state of online politics. Read More

CrisisCamp: Information Wranglers Spare Cycles for Haiti

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 19 2010

In a time of crisis, information is king. Well, more than just information -- data that is where it needs to be, when it needs to be there, and accessible to those who need it the most. Read More

Haiti Disaster Finds Obama Tech Corps in Familiar Territory

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 15 2010

With all due sensitivity, the tremendous disaster unfolding in Haiti as a result of Tuesday's earthquake just outside Port-au-Prince is putting the new media and tech experts inside the Obama Administration in what is a ... Read More

"OFA Under Fire"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 13 2010

Such is the title of a look at the current state of Organizing for America from Politico's Ben Smith and Alex Insenstadt. Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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