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How Code for America Celebrated the Fourth of July

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 5 2011

A Code for America team celebrated the Fourth of July by releasing this, flag.codeforamerica.org, a Twitter app that pulls tweets with the #july4 hashtag and puts the Twitter user's avatar on a collage of an American flag, CfA communications director Abhi Nemani wrote in to tell us over the weekend.

"It's meant to be something of a little catalyst for some patriotic tweeting and a nice symbol of collective action," Nemani wrote. "We're all about getting more and more people excited about public service and government hoped this might at least show that there's energy out there."

The team that built it included Nemani, fellows Tyler Stadler and Karla Macedo, and CfA interns Ronaldo Barbachano, Aditya Pai, and Tim Yoon.

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RSS Feed today >

First POST: Violations

Hundreds of State Department employees had to know Hillary Clinton was breaking email protocol; if Clinton read the State Department employee manual she should have known better; Axelrod calls the mess a "ball of wool"; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Hotmail

The Clinton email brouhaha continues: Network Solutions, Clinton's domain registrar, was hacked in 2010; faulty encryption left the Clinton system open to hacking; @clintonemail.com a status symbol; "Jeb Bush did it too"; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Master of their Domain(s)

Hillary Clinton's "homebrew" email server; everything else you wanted to know about Clinton's personal email; a Romanian hacker called "Guccifer"; "Nothing is actually private"; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Shemails

Hillary Clinton stumbles on transparency; Jeb Bush chides her but he's too transparent; how Janet Napolitano got around that pesky gov't email rule; meanwhile, New York puts expiration dates on state workers' emails; and much, much more! GO

monday >

First POST: Outings

"Snowdenites" may have the "upper hand" in surveillance politics; ten lessons from the "underdog" net neutrality win; "Europtechnopanic"; ISIS threatens Twitter founder; and much, much more. GO

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