How to Get Results from Your Virtual Town Hall

March 5, 2012 | By

Cross-posted from the Congressional Management Foundation blog One of the fastest growing and potentially empowering technologies for engaging citizens, interacting with elected officials, and building better communications is virtual town hall meetings. These meetings can take two forms: a telephone town hall or an online town hall that employs other technology beyond the “conference call” […]

SOPA and PIPA Advocacy Efforts Show the Components of Successful Campaigns

March 2, 2012 | By

Cross-posted from the Congressional Management Foundation blog Much ballyhoo has been made about the loosely coordinated mid-January effort to encourage citizens to contact Congress and voice opposition to two pieces of Internet-related legislation. The much-publicized darkening of major websites has been hailed as a wake-up call for Internet advocates. However, the strategies and tactics of […]

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June 20, 2011 | By

Get off your laurels! Time to implement a mobile strategy (Ragan) More than 50 percent of all Internet activity was done via handheld devices in 2010. Check out six reasons why it’s vital to develop a mobile marketing strategy. This Week in Politics & Digital: The Confrontation Issue (Mashable) With events such as the GOP […]

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June 16, 2011 | By

Current Trends: Internal Social Media (Adfero Group) More and more organizations are using social media to foster employee collaboration. Learn about the three P’s surrounding the use of social media in the workplace: participation, productivity, and privacy. 10 social media tips from Internet Week you can use immediately (Smart Blog on Social Media) Participating across […]

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April 28, 2011 | By

SocialGO Looks at How Online Communities Can Influence our Elections (SF Gate) SocialGO recently released a set of white papers to examine social networking in various niches, including politics. India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech (The New York Times) Free speech advocates and Internet users are protesting new Indian regulations restricting Web content. […]

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March 24, 2011 | By

Beyond the Code: 25 Best Nonprofit Websites (Social Media 4 Nonprofits) The best practices and key elements that all great nonprofit websites have in common. A 2010 Winner: The Internet #Winning (Advocacy 2.0) As the majority of voting-age Americans turned to the Internet for election news during the 2010 campaigns, there were worries that the […]

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March 9, 2011 | By

Social Media: ‘Essential Tool’ In U.S. Foreign Policy (NPR) The Director of Technology and Public Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says that websites like Facebook are an “essential tool” to America’s global agenda. The Libyan Internet’s So-Gray-It’s-Almost-Blackout (Tech President) Libya’s Internet has been sedated to the point of being almost, but […]

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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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February 25, 2011 | By

Libya, YouTube, and the Internet (Fast Company) In the midst of Libya’s civil war, the opposition is utilizing social media to get news of casualties and victories out to the world. Interactive Budget ( The White House website has an interactive budget graphic for users to explore where tax dollars would go. Don’t forget to […]

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February 8, 2011 | By

U.S. Has Secret Tools to Force Internet on Dictators (CNN) The American military has options if it ever wants to force Web-connectivity on other nations, however, it could be considered an act of war. Egypt: Social Media as a Life or Death Proposition (Fast Company) International news coverage and social media has broadcast the escalating […]