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April 20, 2011 | By

Facebook Seeking Friends in Beltway (Wall Street Journal) President Obama will travel to Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters to hold a “town hall” meeting on the economy with users of the social-networking site. Obama Turns Facebook Live Into a Political Stage (Mercury News) Facebook Live has become one of the Web’s largest video channels. Don’t forget […]

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April 6, 2011 | By

President Barack Obama Shares Re-Election Announcement Via Twitter: What Did He Tweet? (Forbes) President Obama appears ready to rally his base once again via social media. Splashlife Debuts To Advocate And Inform America’s Young (Forbes) The site plans on becoming ‘the AARP for the young,’ and is designed for kids looking for a community that […]

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April 1, 2011 | By

Say Goodbye to Data.gov? (Tech President) Many of the Obama administration’s top open government initiatives are set to be turned off by May 31. Roadify Wins BigApps Competition (Tech President) Roadify, the mobile app that allows users to get and contribute data relevant to commuting, like bus arrival times has won this year’s NYC BigApps […]

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March 3, 2011 | By

Congressmen, Facebook Go Back and Forth Over Personal Data Sharing (Ars Technica) Facebook recently reiterated its plan to make users’ addresses and phone numbers available to third-party developers in a letter to US Reps Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX). Two Years Later: Recovery.gov Still Sucks At Public Engagement (Tech President) A look into […]

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February 18, 2011 | By

Egypt’s New Military Rulers Launch Official Facebook Page, Attract 75,000 Fans in 24 Hours (Fast Company) The new military rulers of Egypt have just launched an official Facebook page. Obama Goes to Dinner with Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg (CNN) Obama’s meeting with the tech luminaries was intended to discuss innovation and spurring job growth. Don’t […]

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January 26, 2011 | By

Mayor Holds Tweet Conference: Democratic Boon, Bust or Both? (Death and Taxes) The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, recently held a “tweet conference.” A look into the good and bad of social media for the nation’s electoral politics. Obama’s State of the Union includes Google and Facebook (Online Social Media) In the State of the […]

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January 25, 2011 | By

For Obama, Getting Message Out Online Is a Challenge (The New York Times) Obama interacts from time to time with a few highly motivated voters, but he has yet to find a new way to make himself accessible or compelling to the wider electorate online. The State of the Union is…Annotated. (Tech President) The White […]

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October 15, 2010 | By

A Conversation with President Obama (MTV) Last night, President Obama participated in an online/offline townhall, answering questions both from Twitter and in person. #BeatCancer Aiming to Set World Record for Most Social Mentions (Mashable) Livestrong aims to beat its own Guinness World Record for “Most Widespread Social Networking Message.” Don’t forget to sign up for […]

Will Obama’s Transparent Gov’t Make Advocacy Org’s Obsolete?

January 5, 2009 | By

The K Street Café editors posited this thoughtful question to its contributors this week: How should advocacy organizations adapt to stay relevant in the changing paradigm of constituent engagement with Congress and the Administration that largely removes the need for any sort of intermediary presence? The idea behind the question is that the government becomes […]