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December 20, 2011 | By

A Million Little Klouts (Adweek) Several competitors are moving in on Klout: if you use the popular social media ‘influence measurement’ service, you may want to check out these new (and improved!) tools. 18 Ways to Promote Your Blog Offline (Business2Community) “The traditional idea of a website is turning into a changing, content rich environment […]

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December 16, 2011 | By

Facebook Timelines Being Considered For Brands (WebProNews) As of today, all individual Facebook users can transition to the newly-designed “timeline” format. Though the timeline is not currently available to brands, “Brand timelines, for those companies who choose to utilize them to their full potential could provide limitless information and knowledge about brands in a way […]

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December 14, 2011 | By

Stop Online Piracy Act: Can Google, Facebook, tech wonks, and Web activists kill the Stop Online Piracy Act? (Slate) The Stop Online Piracy Act, otherwise known as SOPA, was one of the most popular bipartisan bills of the year. But a flurry of opposition grew among a number of open-Internet groups and now thousands of […]

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December 13, 2011 | By

Twitter Launches @Gov Account To Track Unique And Creative Political Uses Of Twitter (AllTwitter) Twitter is using the new account to tweet about ‘examples of engaging political campaigns and government initiatives.’ The Twitter Government and Politics Team promises to use the handle to promote creative uses of Twitter for civic engagement. Twitter.com Gets a Complete […]

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December 12, 2011 | By

Google+ Released Guide for Politicians and Candidates (Mashable) The young social network recently released guidelines for politicians (as well as activists and campaigners) to help them promote their issues across the web. “The post highlights five ways politicians and campaigns can use Google+: to share content, express support, tailor content through circles, host hangouts and […]

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December 5, 2011 | By

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: How They Appear on the Web (Huffington Post) Chris Holden uses social media analytics to compare and contrast how two very different movements – OWS and the Tea Party – are represented online. The results might surprise you! “Time Shifting” Reinvents 2012 Voter Campaign Message Consumption (Business Insider) […]

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November 29, 2011 | By

Social Media in Congress Growing, Yields Limited Results (Daily Campus) Despite the fact that Internet correspondence in Washington is growing rapidly, constituents are not communicating to their elected officials via social media as much as expected. “The only trouble with social media is that not everyone uses it,” Geoff Skelley, a scholar at the Univ. […]

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November 23, 2011 | By

As Social Media Tastes Change, Can Campaigns Keep Up? (Campaigns & Elections) When it comes to social media platforms, Katie LaPotin argues that Tumblr may be poised to overtake Twitter in popularity during the next election cycle. Will lawmakers be able to keep up with the change? Google Cutting Knol, Wave, Other Fringe Projects (Forbes) […]

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November 21, 2011 | By

New iPad App Hopes to Modernize Lawmaking on the Hill (techPresident) Last Thursday, PopVox unveiled “MarkUp,” a new iPad app that enables Hill staffers to work on legislation ‘in virtual form.’ According to PopVox founder Marci Harris, ‘MarkUp delivers…[information] right into the hands of Members of Congress, who really want to know what their constituents […]

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November 16, 2011 | By

Should OWS Switch to Online Enabled Guerrilla Actions? (e.politics) Colin Delany argues that “[Occupy Wall Street's] occupation of physical spaces has attracted the movement worldwide notice, but its very success contains the seeds of its own decline, since the long-term encampments provide both authorities and criminals convenient targets.” Read through Delany’s thoughtful alternative to OWS’s […]