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McCainSpace needs to go

BY David All | Friday, March 16 2007

John McCain's social networking tool is a failure. A tipster passed along this National Public Radio segment regarding the politics + tech sphere as it relates to the Presidential campaign. Specifically, the story ... Read More

John Edwards is Twittering

BY Lynne d Johnson | Wednesday, March 7 2007

Just a day after I posted about John Edwards texting campaign, a friend told me that Edwards was now using Twitter, a social networking tool that enables users to let friends and strangers know what they're doing. Read More

MyMcCain and MyObama

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, February 27 2007

In the Daily Digest yesterday, Josh mentioned my ongoing problems with McCainSpace. It took 18 days to get the site submitted and approved. I ran into issues with its obscenity filter (a problem I also had with the RNC's ... Read More

24 reasons to visit JohnEdwards.com today.

BY David All | Tuesday, February 20 2007

John Edwards' use of 24 different social networking tools is smart. And it's given me 24 more reasons to visit his website, again, to see what he's doing. Edwards is so far ahead of the pack, especially Republicans, that ... Read More

What Your Friends Say About You

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, February 20 2007

My parents always taught me that you can learn a lot about a person by looking at the people with whom they choose to associate. It's something I have always believed. It is, however, something that is being tossed on ... Read More

Obama steps out as web frontrunner

BY Fred Stutzman | Monday, February 19 2007

It appears that Barack Obama's strategic web initiatives, including the launch of the private-label social network My.BarackObama.com are paying off. As reported in the Chicago Tribune, more than 4,000 individuals have ... Read More

Barack Runs with the "Top Down"

BY Michael Turk | Monday, February 12 2007

Detailing what he thought was a bug at BarackObama.com, Michael Arrington found it odd that the site listed the "Gay Nigger Association of America for Barack Obama" as a supporter. Some quick digging turned up an error ... Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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