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February 28, 2011 | By

How to Handle Employee Activism: Google Tiptoes Around Cairo’s Hero (Wall Street Journal) Discussing how employee activism, such as Google’s Wael Ghonim, can be admired for his considerable contribution to civil liberties in Egypt, but also can be considered a liability to business. Study Finds the Internet Makes Youth More Engaged Citizens (ReadWriteWeb) A recent […]

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December 29, 2010 | By

Clooney, Google, UN Team Up to Watch Sudan Border (The Washington Post) A group founded by Clooney teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organizations to launch satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan. Americans Don’t Want the FCC to Regulate the Internet [STATS] (Mashable) A new survey reveals that […]

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November 11, 2010 | By

How the White House is Using a White Board to Communicate + Advocate (Advocacy 2.0) White House video uses whiteboard to discuss the President’s trip to Asia promoting the National Export Initiative. F.C.C. Investigates Google Street View (The New York Times) The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google violated laws when it collected Wi-Fi […]

Using Google Mobile Advertising to Catch Voters Waiting at the Polls

September 1, 2010 | By

Originally published on Epolitics.com Update: See also Kate Kaye’s earlier coverage at ClickZ. Politico’s Morning Tech column has highlighted a clever use of mobile advertising in last week’s Florida primaries: As the Sunshine State headed to the polls yesterday, down-ballot candidates bought Google online ads on mobile geo-targeted to specific districts, hoping to capture people […]

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August 11, 2010 | By

TBD.com: A First Day Look (The Huffington Post) Local DC news site TBD.com serves as a canary in the mine for the future of journalism. Web Plan From Google and Verizon Is Criticized (The NY Times) Internet regulation plan from Google and Verizon proves worrisome for some. Don’t forget to sign up for K Street […]

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July 28, 2010 | By

Where’s POTUS? (Tech President) The White House makes the public schedules of the Vice President and President available online. Introducing Google Apps for Government (Google) Google announces the launch of a specially designed version of their Google Apps suite (including Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar, etc.), built to meet government policy and security needs. Social Networking is Revolutionizing Politics […]

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June 4, 2010 | By

YouTube Launches Campaign Toolkit For Politicians (TechCrunch) Yesterday marked the launch of Google’s 2010 Campaign Toolkit, aimed at providing political candidates with resources that will enable them to successfully use YouTube and other Google products to engage constituents. The Filter Bubble and the News You Need To Know (techPresident) Is increased sophistication with which information […]

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October 7, 2008 | By

Will Social Media Help PR Weather the Storm? (PR Squared) As everyone continues to feel effects in the aftermath of the bailout legislation’s passage, organizations can take advantage of social media as a cost-effective way to increase market share and keep their name out among consumers. Twitter An Antidote to Election Day Voting Problems (Tech […]

Simple Ways for Think Tanks to Have an Impact Online: Write Better Headlines

September 22, 2008 | By

When I graduated from journalism school, I never envisioned being the editor of a think tank’s website. For nearly the past year, though, I’ve been overseeing Heritage.org. The experience has been interesting and educational — similar in some respects to running a news website and also challenging in its own unique ways. My first few […]

Millennials at the Gates

September 19, 2008 | By

The coming of age of the Millennial Generation, the first civic generation since the GI Generation (dubbed the Greatest by Tom Brokaw), is converging with the arrival of the most civic-friendly communication technologies we have ever seen. And with this convergence, American politics is being reshaped. That was the message delivered yesterday by Morley Winograd and Michael Hais at the Internet Advocacy Roundtable. The authors of Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube & the Future of American Politics provided some serious grist for the mill to the audience gathered at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.