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Lisa Murkowski's "Nerdery"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 15 2010

Patti Epler's on-going series of pieces for the Alaska Dispatch on the inner-workings of Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign offers up this gem: Read More

Whither Obama's Online Revolution

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 8 2010

The dream of web-powered participatory government is dead because Blue State Digital does corporate work and Chris Hughes launched a start-up and , writes Newsweek's Daniel Lyons: Read More

Stacks and Stacks of Emails

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 2 2010

One reason your inbox might have felt a bit swamped by election emails in the last twelve hours: Blue State Digital, just one of the digital firms on the Democratic-slash-progressive side of things, reports having sent ... Read More

The Art of Online "Bombings" Spreads to Spelling

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 1 2010

Image credit: Brian Reis/The Daily Beast Read More

Rospars Laments Passion's Absence

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 1 2010

When it comes to the innovation use of digital tools, why has the 2010 election cycle been, frankly, a little dull? It comes down, writes Obama '08 new media director Joe Rospars, to a lack of passion: Without a massive ... Read More

Does Grassroots SEO Even Work?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 19 2010

Photo credit: Stuck in Customs Writing for Politico, Sarah Lai Stirland covers Chris Bowers' "grassroots SEO&quo Read More

Twitter Politics, and the Folly of Focusing on the Big Bang

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 19 2010

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How Do We Know If the Spaghetti's Sticking?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 15 2010

HuffPo's Sam Stein assesses the state of the online arms race, lumping together everything from online ads to fundraising drives to Twitter feeds to canvassing apps. The conclusion: we don't really know how effective any ... Read More

How You Build a Bigger Base: Lessons from the DNC

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 13 2010

The Venn diagram between the audience of this blog and that of the DNC's Open.Dems blog shows an overlap the size of Texas. So you should probably give the DNC's geek's site a try, no matter your political bent. Over ... Read More

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How Democratic candidates down-ballot are getting access to the same voter targeting tools used by larger campaigns; Microsoft Bing rolls out its election prediction program; Edward Snowden's first emails to Laura Poitras; and much, much more. GO

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