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BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 24 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers:The NSA scandal is having repercussions now in Germany; How to successfully launched a government website; Why "big government" can't be agile; and much, much more. Read More

With New Facebook App, The Search For The Radiohead Republican Is On

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, April 19 2012

Engage and the Winston Group launched "Trendsetter" Thursday, an app that seeks to help pollsters discover key voter attributes.

A Republican polling firm and interactive agency launched a new Facebook app on Thursday that they hope will enable Republicans to get information on voters who are disappearing from the radar screens of traditional pollsters. The new app, called Trendsetter, enables its users to measure their influence on Facebook, and to answer polling questions related to politics, linking the cultural attributes of those users to their political leanings. Of course it's a social application, so users will be able to compare their results to those of their friends. Read More

'People Talking About' Candidates on Facebook, Quantified

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, October 12 2011

Over at Engage, their Patrick Ruffini writes that they've started tracking Facebook's new "People Talking About" metric for every Republican candidate for president: A quick note: Any measure of Internet buzz — be it ... Read More

RNC Chair Candidates Talk Tech at FreedomWorks Forum

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, December 2 2010

During the FreedomWorks-sponsored debate for candidates for Republican National Committee chairman yesterday, the candidates took a question about how they would address, in the questioner's view, the way the Democrats ... Read More

Whose Online Base is Bigger, Contd.

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 28 2010

I'm glad to see my friends Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini responding to my post yesterday "Tea Party vs Netroots; Rs vs Ds: Whose Online Base is Bigger?" And I don't mind at all that they're disagreeing with my questions ... Read More

Tea Party vs Netroots; Rs vs Ds: Whose Online Base is Bigger?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, September 25 2010

Two stories published in the last few days make the claim that in this cycle, the online Right is whomping the online Left. First, in Investor's Business Daily, reporter Brian Deagon's story is headlined: "Tea Party ... Read More

Clearing the Cache: Blog Action Day, But Look Who's (No Longer) AWOL [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 15 2009

Today is Blog Action Day, and it looks like a huge number--nearly 10,000--have signed up to post on climate action issues. Most notable in that list, beyond all the usual enviro sites: Prime Minister Gordon Brown's ... Read More

Clearing the Cache: Obama Hits Send, Will 13M Hit Reply?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 16 2009

Obama hits the send button. Will 13 million hit reply? Did Vivek Kundra's transparent policies as DC CTO help suss out the office crook? Both TechDailyDose and David Stephenson think so. Read More

"A 50-Megaton Warhead That's Been Dropped on Conservative Washington"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 5 2009

The Next Right's Patrick Ruffini is warning conservative allies about the coming press-pocalypse. Using Bobby Jindal as a model, Ruffini traces attempts to "delegitimize and destroy up-and-coming Republicans" ... Read More