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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” […]

Daily Specials

April 26, 2011 | By

Who’s Who on DC’s Tech Scene (Tech President) Washingtonian named its “Tech Titans 2011″ and the Gov 2.o and Politicos category included GSA’s Sheila Campbell, Engage DC’s Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini, and TSA’s Blogger Bob. Politicians Seek ‘New’ New Media for 2012 Run (Internet Evolution) Strategists on both sides have become much more sophisticated […]

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March 8, 2011 | By

CARE, in Return to Roots, Will Offer Virtual Packages (New York Times) The Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, now known as CARE, will be officially offering care packages online via their website. US Funding Youth to Drive Social Change (Daily Nation) The U.S. is funding youth groups in Kenya, the Middle East and North […]

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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 […]

Lady Gaga and the Evolution of Citizen Communications

October 18, 2010 | By

You know something has had an impact on you when you’re still thinking about it weeks after the fact. And what happened recently on YouTube got me thinking.

The Hill: Why Washington doesn’t get new media


May 22, 2009 | By

Adfero Group’s Chris Battle recently wrote an article titled, “Why Washington doesn’t get new media ,” which was published in The Hill.  Check out an excerpt from the piece below, or read the full article here. When I first started working in Washington, in the ’90s, websites were still a novelty — a bad novelty. […]

Starting a Campaign? Give New Media the Scoop

February 4, 2009 | By

Last week, The Cato Institute placed a full page ad in many major newspapers with a statement that showed there is not full agreement among economists about Obama’s stimulus plan. But long before the ink was ever set to paper, thousands of people across the country had already seen the ad, and were commenting on […]

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September 26, 2008 | By

Facebook for suits (The Economist) In recent weeks, business-focused social networking Web sites have seen an increase in activity due primarily from the uneasiness regarding the financial markets. YouTube Accord Eludes House (Roll Call) The Senate’s recent approval of third party Web sites, such as YouTube, has left the House wanting a similar resolution. Will […]