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White House Email Program Stumbles, and Conservatives Get in Their Kicks

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 18 2009

The chum was already in the water. The White House's call for "fishy" emails earlier this month had some on the right floating the idea that the Obama Administration was keeping tabs on its political opponents. ... Read More

Afghan Presidential Candidate Obama-izes His Campaign

BY Editors | Friday, July 17 2009

[GUEST POST] Mark Hanson is a UK-based social media strategist and blogger. He advises FTSE100 companies, Labour politicians and is an associate fellow at the progressive Institute of Public Policy Research. We're ... Read More

Scola's Ten Lessons from Iran, Some Big, Some Small

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 10 2009

At last week's Personal Democracy Forum I was lucky enough to sit on a lunch time panel on the intersection of recent events in Iran and social media alongside Mobile Active's Katrin Verclas, NPR's Davar Iran Ardalan, ... Read More

Deconstructing (Twitter) Vote Report: Lessons Learned and What's Next

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 8 2009

One of things that made the Twitter Vote Report project so darn exciting during the '08 U.S. election also, at times, threatened to pull the whole shebang under. The thing simply had dozens of moving parts. We had people ... Read More

Meet act.ly: Petitions Designed for Twitter

BY Jim Gilliam | Wednesday, June 24 2009

Jesse Haff and I were inspired by Clay Johnson's post last week about Twitter being the future of email marketing to figure out how Twitter could breathe new life into the boring old petition, the stalwart of email-based ... Read More

A Look at Facebook in '08 House Races

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 16 2009

Bentley University professors Christine Williams and Jeff Gulati have been tracking politics and technology through a series of reports, are out with a new working paper on the use of Facebook in '08 House races that may ... Read More