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DC Social Media Survey Touches a Nerve

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 16 2009

Yesterday's post about a new study by Marc Ross, Christine Steineman and Chris Lisi ranking more than a hundred Washington organizations based on how many social media tools they are using is spawning an interesting ... Read More

One Year After Obama, Most Big DC Orgs Aren't Embracing Social Media Tools

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 15 2009

Marc Ross, Christine Stineman, and Chris Lisi of 2ndSix, Tribe Effect and Chris Lisi Communications have just published a very interesting report looking at how 102 big Washington-based trade associations and advocacy ... Read More

The Internet as Toxic Avenger: Trafigura and the Ungagging of the Guardian

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 13 2009

Here's a cautionary tale in how not to manage your message in a networked media age, or rather, further evidence of John Gilmore's brilliant maxim, "The internet interprets censorship has damage and routes around it." ... Read More

MoveOn.org Hits a Health Care Nerve

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 23 2009

A new online video released yesterday by liberal online behemoth MoveOn.org has hit a nerve. Starring comedian Will Ferrell and a host of A-list Hollywood actors, the video has already been 1.5 million times in less than ... Read More

The Laws of USA-bility, According to Scott Thomas (Former Design Director, Obama for America)

BY Rachel Abrams | Tuesday, September 22 2009

To a web designer, IA stands for Information Architect. To a busload of Obama campaigners bound for swing states, IA meant Iowa. Thankfully, Scott Thomas, the former Design Director for the Obama election web site, was ... Read More

Twitter "Klout": A New York City Election Case Study

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 17 2009

Building on Nancy's post Wednesday about the interesting relationship (correlation is probably overstating the case) between the number of social media followers (Twitter + Facebook) tallied by some of the candidates ... Read More

Code Warriors Debate Whitehouse.gov Robot Commands

BY Sarah Granger | Thursday, January 22 2009

As the tech community pored over the new whitehouse.gov site, one of the first subterranean changes noted was that of a file most people would never notice called robots.txt. This file serves as a notice to search robots ... Read More