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February 22, 2011 | By

U.S. Cities Using Tech to Cull Ideas From Citizens (USA Today) Following the example of private companies, New York and other cities are employing technology to harness the wisdom of citizens, make use of their skills and create virtual civic forums. Homeless Tweet in New Awareness Campaign (USA Today) Underheard in New York is an […]

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February 9, 2011 | By

A Million Stories in the [redacted] City: How Seattle Handles Open Crime Data (Tech President) Seattle is celebrating the first anniversary of its open data portal, Data.Seattle.Gov, one of the most inclusive data warehouses offered by any city so far. CIA’s Revamped Website Has Flickr Stream, New Kids’ Games (Fast Company) The CIA has launched […]

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February 1, 2011 | By

Do Not Blast: Hill Staffers Want Personalized Notes, Digital or Otherwise (Tech President) Email and the Internet are making it easier for the public to reach out to senators and representatives, but that doesn’t mean there’s been a corresponding boom in the public’s ability to shape the course of events happening. Twitter, as a Helpmate, […]

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January 24, 2011 | By

The White House and Chinese Bloggers (Tech President) Last week, the Obama White House rolled out a live videoconference hook-up between National Security Council officials and Chinese bloggers. The Obama White House’s Full-Internet SOTU Press (Tech President) The White House will have many ways one can connect digitally with Administration officials about Tuesday night’s State […]

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January 19, 2011 | By

Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Gets Thumbs Up From FCC and Justice Department (Los Angeles Times) The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department have approved Comcast Corp.’s deal to take a majority stake in General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal. A Virtual Congress Would Put its Members Back in Their Home States (The Tennessean) Opinion piece on […]

Meet ‘N Tweet: Capitol Hill’s New Press Conference

January 13, 2011 | By

By Michael Wm. Schick For the most part, politicians like cameras (unless, of course, they are in trouble). But assuming they are not, they really do like to be in the spotlight. They come alive when the lights turn on and the cameras flash and roll. As a former press spokesman for a US Senator, […]

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January 4, 2011 | By

The White House Blog’s Top 10 of 2010 (The White House Blog) The top ten White House blog posts cover a range of topics from explaining what’s in the healthcare bill to supporting military families. C-SPAN Expands Social Media/Online Offerings for Following the 112th Congress (C-SPAN pdf) The public affairs network is expanding the ways […]

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December 23, 2010 | By

Social Media Records Prove Tough to Preserve (Federal Computer Week) Federal records management of social media is fragmented, difficult to define and inadequately funded. FCC Launches Apps Challenge to Keep Open the Internet (Tech President) FCC contest encourages Americans to develop apps and research highlighting where the “open Internet” is breaking down in the U.S. […]

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December 22, 2010 | By

The Fireside Chat Returns to the White House (The New York Times) The White House press secretary is answering questions  from the public via Web cam in front of a crackling West Wing fireplace. Selling the Census (Tech President) The Census Bureau, this year, has turned to new media again and again to deliver its […]

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December 20, 2010 | By

Meet ForeignAssistance.gov (Tech President) The newly launched site tracks the $37 billion or so in foreign assistance managed through State and USAID each year. Holiday Tweet Drive Brings Toys and Food to Disadvantaged Kids (Mashable) The Holiday Tweet Drive is underway, using social media to gather toys and clothing for less-fortunate children. Don’t forget to […]