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October 7, 2011 | By

New Politics Channel on YouTube (New York Times) YouTube’s new channel will host political content ranging from official candidate videos to parodies. According to the NY Times, “It will include curated videos beyond the presidential campaign to include videos from other political races, as well as content from various political movements, including both the Tea […]

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September 15, 2011 | By

New Media Guru Urges Tweeting at Super Committee (Roll Call) Former Capitol Hill vet and communications agency president Patrick Hynes encourages citizens to utilize Twitter (along with Facebook and YouTube) to make sure the debt #supercommittee hears their ideas. A Few Details About the Upcoming Twitter Analytics (MediaBistro) Measuring your social media impact is more important now […]

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August 17, 2011 | By

US Department of Labor’s OSHA Releases Mobile App to Help Protect Workers From Heat-related Illnesses (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) The free mobile app will alert the user if they are at risk based on the heat index in their location; it also offers first aid information for treating heat-related illness. US Politics – 5 […]

#Social Congress: Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill

July 26, 2011 | By

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) today released the first study of congressional staff views of social media, and how it is being used by Congressional Offices. #SocialCongress:  Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill shows that most Members of Congress have thoroughly integrated social media into their communications operations, and are using new […]

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May 20, 2011 | By

“YouTube Town Hall” Launches for Congressional Clips (TechPresident) YouTube Town Hall is an online platform for members of Congress to debate and discuss the most important issues of the day. President Obama on Tech’s Role in Mideast Uprisings (Mashable) Obama affirmed technology’s role in powering movements and stressed the U.S.’s support of access to information […]

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April 29, 2011 | By

Iowa Gov to Host Weekly YouTube Address (Tech President) Gov. Branstad will be soliciting questions via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, then responding to them every Friday in a weekly segment called “Ask the Gov.” This Week in Politics & Digital: The Openness & Transparency Issue (Mashable) This week the news focused on issues of transparency, […]

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April 14, 2011 | By

Breathe Deep: Crowd Wisdom and YouTube (State of the Fourth Estate) Timothy Burke’s thoughts on there being some truth to comments on YouTube. World Bank: Fight Poverty With Political Reform (NPR) The global economy has largely recovered from the 2008 crisis, but when finance ministers from around the world gather in Washington this week, they will […]

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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 […]

@SpeakerBoehner, Leading by Example

January 5, 2011 | By

Today at noon when the U.S. House of Representatives convenes, you don’t need to be in front of a television to watch what’s happening. For the first time ever, Americans can see the proceedings on Facebook — and use the popular social network’s interactive features to discuss and debate. It’s happening on the GOP’s Pledge […]

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November 4, 2010 | By

Did Facebook Just Sound the Death Knell for Groupon and Foursquare? (Fast Company) Facebook recently stepped into the space previously dominated by Foursquare, Gowalla and Groupon. YouTube Withdraws Muslim Cleric’s Videos (The New York Times) After pressure from American and British officials, YouTube has taken down hundreds of videos featuring calls to jihad. Don’t forget […]