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In Vancouver, Riot Cleanup -- and Consequences -- on Twitter and Facebook

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 16 2011

Flickr user Matthew Grapengieser shares this image of the violence in Vancouver, B.C. after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Final on June 15. Sometimes, Internet activists want to protect people who take to the streets ... Read More

Government of Japan Asks for 'Apps for Japan'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 6 2011

The government of Japan's IT Project Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Policy has put out an open call for the development of websites and apps to help in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquakes that ... Read More

Citizenship Is More Than Volunteerism and More than Gotcha

BY Allison Fine | Monday, November 24 2008

Election Day seems like a lifetime ago, doesn't it? There was the great exultation that at long last a new day was here in America. Hope had returned, but just for an instant, as the economy kept going down, down, down ... Read More

Daily Digest: A President Who Asks for Help

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 18 2008

Obama Keeps Focus on Volunteerism: During the campaign, presidential hopeful Barack Obama put volunteerism front and center -- quite literally, dedicating valuable home page real estate to, for example, calls for help ... Read More

From Campaigning to Governance: Spreading the Success of Highly Effective Organizers. Part 1: civic engagement

BY Editors | Tuesday, November 11 2008

"Yes we can," as an election slogan, implies a relatively simple mission: get more people to cast a ballot for your candidate than for the other one. But as Barack Obama’s creed pivots from a battle cry to a governing ... Read More