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First POST: Voters Speak

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2014

Inside the GOP's big listening machine; how the midterm vote played out on Facebook and Twitter; how tech isn't (and is) addressing inequality; and much, much more. Read More

How Progressive Groups Used Facebook to Check 2014 Voting Behavior

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, November 4 2014

(via Jeff Lennan)

Facebook ran its "voter megaphone" initiative in the United States Tuesday, letting users indicate whether they are voting and see similar messages from their friends, as our Micah Sifry has been covering in detail. But what about the possibility of actually being able to verify that your Facebook friends have voted? That is the functionality made possible through a tool in use over the past week ins Oregon, Washington and Colorado. Built by developer Josh Cohen, it lets users check whether their Facebook friends in those states participated in early voting based on ballot data and send them a Facebook message. Read More

First POST: Nudges

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2014

How campaign tech has evolved in 2014; Joe Rospars on the Democratic party email crisis; how Facebook, ABC News and BuzzFeed are going to data-mine politics heading into 2016; and much, much more. Read More

[OP-ED] Darcy Burner: The Netroots Didn't Lose in Washington

BY Darcy Burner | Monday, August 13 2012

Darcy Burner responds to techPresident's story from Aug. 9 exploring what role the netroots did — or did not — play in her recent loss in Washington's 1st Congressional District primary.

"Let’s be sure we learn the real lesson from my loss in the primary race in Washington’s 1st Congressional District," she writes. "Every single person involved with the race agrees on what it is: when one candidate in a primary can self-fund enough to flood every voter communication channel while every other candidate is starved of resources, it’s possible to buy a primary win."

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[BackChannel] Beyond Media Spectacles: Debates as Conversations

BY Mike Mathieu | Wednesday, May 16 2012

In this post for Backchannel, our ongoing conversation between practitioners and close observers at the intersection of technology and politics, Mike Mathieu of The Seattle Center Next 50 Debate 2.0 Committee describes an effort in Washington State to reinvent political debate for the 21st century. Read More

Ed Felten Takes Tinkering to the FTC

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 5 2010

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