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Quick Hits — October 15, 2006

Quick Hits goes local! Candidates go online for young voters. Staten Island Advance looks at candidate MySpace profiles in races in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Social networking, den of sin and lair of iniquity: the article notes that “a number of profiles on Fossella’s list are laced...

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Did MySpace Win a Maryland Election?

A good article almost slipped by while I was on vacation: Mike Dorning at the Chicago Tribune wrote an excellent overview of the current state of online electioneering, hitting everything from viral campaigns to microtargeting to good old-fashioned email lists. The lead focuses on a Maryland...

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Help Needed on Research Project

Mary Joyce, whom I met a couple of weeks ago at an event tied to the release of Person to Person to Person, is asking for help on a research project. She’s particularly looking for folks in the developing world, but comments from other online advocacy practitioners would be welcome. I was...

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Blogging/Online Advocacy Event Next Thursday

Six Apart is hosting an event at the Hotel Monaco next week that looks interesting. Early registration ($75) has been extended through tomorrow, so sign up now and save some cash. Topics include: Corporate Blogging: Building your Strategy and Establishing Policy Best Practices: 2.0 Politics and...

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New Site Looks at Online Political Tools

Sanford Dickert, former Kerry campaign CTO, has launched a great new site called PoliticalWarez to look at the technology of online politics. From the site’s mission statement: PoliticalWarez is Politics 2.0. Our mission is to identify, profile, test and even help develop the technologies...

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Quick Hits — October 10, 2006

‘Puppets’ Emerge as Internet’s Effective, and Deceptive, Salesmen. Beware the meat puppets! Excellent article by Frank Ahrens in the Post about astroturfing social networking sites, i.e., setting up fake profiles to sell a product. One idea that clearly works: have your campaign...

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