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Obama Campaign Testing the Waters for an Ongoing Grassroots Movement [Updated]

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 19 2008

The Obama campaign, such as it still is, is asking supporters to help figure out where the enormous volunteer network built by the campaign should go next. And the questions they have hinge upon whether a grassroots ... Read More

Is Join the Impact Bridging the Gay-Straight Gap?

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 17 2008

(Crossposted on Personal Democracy Forum) It can take a lot to amaze those of us who study the web's impact on on the world, but the speech and reach of the organizing against California's Proposition 8, passed on the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Views Diverge Over the Future of the Network

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 14 2008

Democratic Network vs. Democracy, Networked: The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger have a look inside the debate happening over what should happen to the robust online network built by the Obama ... Read More

Daily Digest: Transition Filling Out with Familiar Faces, Facebook Friends

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 13 2008

Online Team Takes Shape: The online arm of President-elect Barack Obama's transition is filling out with some familiar faces, Talking Points Memo's Greg Sargent reports. Macon Phillips, formerly with Blue State Digital ... Read More

Once a Local Legal Battle, Is Prop 8 On Its Way to 'Net-Fueled Cultural Moment?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 12 2008

Backers of California's Proposition 8, which enshrined a ban on same-sex marriages in the state constitution, scored a narrow victory on November 4th, winning 52.3% of the vote. The immediate impact in California is ... Read More

What Obama’s Victory Means for the Social Sector

BY Editors | Monday, November 10 2008

[From the editors: We're pleased that Tom Watson, author of the new book CauseWired and an expert on how the nonprofit and philathropic sector can use new technology, is joining our growing stable of contributing ... Read More

Daily Digest: On Networked Campaigns and Post-Party Politics

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 10 2008

Does Obama's Win Spell an End to the Party?: It's the story of a scrappy bootstrapped organization thinking it can take on the big boys through grit, long hours, and some of the neatest tools the Internet's ever dreamed ... Read More

Daily Digest: Working to Catch the Presidential Ear

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 6 2008

"Congratulations! Now, Hear Me Out on...": Let's hope President-elect Barack Obama had a restful Tuesday night, because it's about the only time in the next two and a half months that he won't have someone ... Read More

MoveOn Gears Up for 2008

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 13 2008

MoveOn.org Political Action is hiring, looking for someone to work "on the development of cutting edge online organizing tools." The job description lays out an ambitious but not unrealistic plan for the giant e-group, ... Read More