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March 4, 2011 | By

Think Globally, Tweet Locally: British Town Council In Midst of 24 Hours of Tweets (Tech President) The Walsall Council in West Midlands, U.K. put together a a 24-hour project to post notes to Twitter about as many activities of local government as possible. NARA Names 3 to New Leadership Positions (Federal Computer Week) Archivist of […]

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November 19, 2010 | By

The New York City Council Goes Live (Tech President) The New York City Council began its first-ever proceedings to be broadcast across the Internet through a video live stream. Twitter CEO Chides China (CNN) Twitter CEO Dick Costolo responds to the plight of a Chinese woman who was sentenced to a year in a labor […]

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October 27, 2010 | By

What’s Next for Politics and Social Media? (Smart Blog on Social Media) While social media is becoming more important in politics, its effects are still relatively limited. The Devolving Meaning of Social Media (Harvard Business Review) A discussion of how the meaning of “social media” has changed. Don’t forget to sign up for K Street […]

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October 26, 2010 | By

All Online Politics is Personalized, Or May Soon Be (Tech President) With companies like RapLeaf, campaigns can target real names and addresses from what can be gleaned about users from the web. Facebook Lacks Friends in D.C. (Politico) Facebook has one of the smallest policy and lobbying shops in the Capitol. Don’t forget to sign […]

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October 25, 2010 | By

Twitter May Raise Another $200 Million (Business Insider) Twitter has many interested investors and the company is looking into another round of financing. Florida Activists Read Between the Lines on Foreclosure Paperwork (Washington Post) Activists using websites to aggregate and analyze court documents related to faulty foreclosures. Don’t forget to sign up for K Street […]

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October 20, 2010 | By

Weirdest Use of Twitter by Government Agency Yet: The FCC Mocks Fox/Cablevision (New York Times) The FCC is using tweets to call on companies to sign a deal to resume broadcasting after contracts failed to renew. First Look: Starbucks Digital Network Is Here (Mashable) Starbucks to launch a new digital network that will enhance the […]

Republicans Invest in Video: A Political Web Video Q&A

September 16, 2010 | By

Written by Kate Kaye, ClickZ Politics & Advocacy Political campaigns have long relied on things like press releases to communicate messages in response to timely news events, and to help garner earned media. But Web video is changing all that. The Republican National Committee is one of many organizations that recognizes this shift, and has […]

Republican Digital Shop Takes Foursquare-Style Social Games to Politics

September 2, 2010 | By

Written by Kate Kaye, ClickZ Politics & Advocacy Political campaigns are stuck on Facebook, and one Washington, D.C.-based digital consultancy aims to help them put engagement on the social site to use in more ways than simply collecting “likes.” Republican agency Engage has developed a set of tools for combining Facebook, social games, and Foursquare-style […]

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July 27, 2010 | By

Ask.com Returns To Answering Questions, Web 2.0 Style (Wired) Following in the footsteps of Yahoo Answers and Cha Cha, Ask.com re-brands itself as a question answering service. Are Location-Based Services All Hype? (Read Write Web) A new study released today indicates that consumers are slow to catch on to location-based services such as Foursquare. Don’t […]

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May 26, 2010 | By

Google Tries its Hand at Influence in Washington (The Wall Street Journal) The company’s growing influence is Washington, especially in the realm of ‘virtual lobbying,’ is drawing concern from critics of the popular search engine. In Online Political Ads, Facebook Is Catching Up to Google (techPresident) Political consultants say Facebook’s share of online political advertising […]