March 5th, 2007
- DNC Launches Vote Builder. A lefty version of the voter vault? Definitely needed. And it comes as the Right tries to build its own Netroots equivalent.
- Two greatly contrasting takes on the power of young political activists: they’re getting involved online, but they’re lazy sods when it comes to actually voting.
- Is the John Edwards/Ann Coulter battle the best thing that ever happened to him? He’s raising money over it and it might erase the damage done by the blogger microscandal. Choose your enemies wisely! Taking a cue from AOL, Edwards is also bombarding Iowans with 70,000 dvds.
- Oh what a tangled, dirty political web we weave. Various fun bits of online character assassination.
- USAToday.com tries to turn into a social network, with commentary by TechCrunch and Micropersuasion. Reuters is also jumping on board the Web 2.0 train by launching a business-related online social network.
- New site encourages social networking around causes and non-profits. More networks for niches.
- Tips Picked Up at PodCamp Toronto 2007. You can also go directly to videos of the presentations at what looks to have been a great event.
- Got an Idea for a Green Ad Campaign? Send it to Yahoo!. Cause-related user-generated content.
- Donate to Candidates Through Search. The lazy person’s path to political domination.
- AddThis Widget Gathering Lots Of Interesting Data. Very nice application to help spread the word about stories on your site.
- Open Call From the Patent Office. One of the oldest U.S. government agencies experiments with some of the newest technology: kickin’ it wiki-style.
- What Two Years in Nonprofit Tech Has Taught Me (If Anything). DIA’s Jason Z shows the path to online enlightenment.