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Adventures in Email

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, March 31 2011

The New Organizing Institute has just released a set of research results from years of experiments in optimizing email open rates: Over the last two years, we’ve partnered with a half-dozen progressive advocacy groups ... Read More

The Internet's Social Side

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 18 2011

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Pew: Twitter's Your Place for News

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 9 2010

Chart source: The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project Read More

Facebook's Look at Which Voters Turned Out Tuesday

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 5 2010

As we've discussed, nearly 12 million people clicked Facebook's "I Voted" button on election day Tuesday. The nice thing about being Facebook's in-house data team is that you get to dig through those number and ... Read More

When a Tweet's Something Less Than Legit

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 2 2010

Academic researchers are beginning to confirm the existence of political astrotweetsTM, finds MIT's Technology Review: Read More

The Ups and Downs of On-the-Go Think Tankery

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 25 2010

More activity on the think tank app front! Cato's George Scoville, who serves as new media manager for that libertarian ideas shop, writes up Cato's experience in recently launching their free iPhone app. Read More

Russian Blogs: Less Echo Chamber, More LiveJournal

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 22 2010

The Russian political blogosphere has developed into a rather different environment than its American counterpart has, at least. From a new Berkman Center working paper, part of a continuing two-year study: Read More

Building a Pocket-Sized Heritage

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 20 2010

Taking and running with my mini-review of the field of think tank iPhone apps, Heritage's Robert Bluey writes that the absence of categories, something I'd considered a bug in Heritage's app is, yes, a feature: Read More

Think Tank App-a-palooza Week!

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 15 2010

You might not have been aware of it, but the market for Washington think tank apps expanded dramatically this week. The libertarian Cato Institute and the conservative Heritage Foundation joined their brethren at the ... Read More

Open Data Starts Paying Off on Alzheimer’s

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, August 13 2010

A leap started seven years ago towards getting all wiki-fied, open, and share-happy with brain data by researchers inside and outside government is starting to justify itself, reports the New York Times' Gina Kolata. ... Read More