Category: Blogosphere

Democracy in Online Journalism

Now that I am semi-employed, I have had time to catch up on projects and reading that I had been neglecting. This means that not only have I been reading quite a bit more, I’ve finally got around the trying to catch up on my Bloglines subscriptions. Reading through posts from the past couple months […]

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Anatomy of a Good Blog Post

This is something I wrote back in 2004. I am not sure if it ever made it up on the blog, but I found it and thought it was worth re-posting. These rules most apply to the sort of civic and news blogs I have been involved with — Arborupdate and DCist — and obviously […]

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MoveOn’s ‘New Organizing Institute’

I just heard about a new effort by MoveOn called the New Organizing Institute to recruit and train online organizers for progressive candidates. I’ve written to get involved, I think it sounds like exciting idea: The Institute will select exceptionally talented trainees, provide them with intensive training, and follow up with continued support throughout their […]

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More Educational Uses of Flickr

Apparently Robert Greenwald’s production company is using Flickr to share photos they have collected while making their documentary about Wal-Mart. Whomever is managing the account could do much to raise the visibility of the material on Flickr – by adding more tags, joining groups to submit the photos to, and commenting on anything about Wal-Mart […]

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Evite for the 08 Election

I was joking around with some friends over the weekend: would the revolution have an Evite? While we decided it probably would not – some experimenting today showed me there was no reason the 2008 Presidential Election could not. Click here to RSVP for the 2008 Presidential Election

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Google Gets Into the Portal Business

I’ve been experimenting with Google’s new personalized home feature which enables anyone with a Google account to create a customizable homepage. In typical Google style they don’t out-do the competition (like MyYahoo) on features, but instead simplicity and ease of use. You can drag and drop the content units around freely from the normal display […]

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