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July, 2014

More on Political Microtargeting

Two LA Times reporters appeared on WAMU radio’s Diane Rehm show today to talk about GOP long-term plans for political dominance. They spent a lot of time talking about microtargeting, particularly for direct mail, a skill at which the Republicans have excelled over the past few election...

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Online Video and the Transforming of Public Opinion

Continuing today’s video theme, an article about YouTube video clips of the war in Lebanon in today’s Washington Post got me thinking: how soon before an online video changes American (or world) opinion in some fundamental way? Think about the televising of the 1960 presidential...

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Digital Editing and Campaign Trickery

A Micropersuasion post about digital editing made me wonder — will political campaigns try to use anonymous online videos as a dirty trick? I.e., using easily-available editing software to put their opponent in a compromising or unflattering position, posting the video on YouTube or some...

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Communicating With Congress: The 3-30-3-30 Rule

At a meeting a few weeks ago, Alex Treadway of National Journal’s Policy Council mentioned using the “3-30-3-30″ rule when communicating with Congress. It sounded like an excellent model, so I asked him to go into some detail for e.politics. I wish I could say that I invented...

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Quick Hits — July 24, 2006

Saving the World, One Video Game at a Time — NY Times piece on using video games as educational and advocacy tools Publishers Mull Online Networking — Media Week article on magazines and social networking/social media South Dakota politics gets hip with online forums — Talks...

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