A day late, but still ready to rumble.
- Why political fundraising emails represent everything that’s wrong with our politics. C.f. DCCC, I’m pleading with you and the recent Epolitics.com piece by Dave Leichtman and Brett Schenker.
- How Those Crazy Democratic Fundraising Emails Work. C.f. 5 essential practices for reaching inboxes.
- How ActBlue Became a Powerful Force in Fund-Raising.
- Americans for Prosperity builds political machine. Note the emphasis on field organizing.
- The campaign industry’s looming intellectual property war. C.f. Seth Oldmixon’s Epolitics.com article on the subject.
- Is Twitter ruining young press operatives? Oh, the humanity….
- Why #GamerGate Proves That Twitter Is Broken. “From mere faux pas to outright harassment, Twitter increasingly acts as a pressure cooker for the worst of humanity.” C.f. Unmasking and death of a notorious British â€˜Twitter troll’ sharpens focus on trial-by-Twitter.
- Online threats pose challenge for Secret Service.
- Victims of Online Crimes Are Finally Getting Justice â€” As Long As They’re Rich and Famous.
- [Though] Inspired by Obama, Online Fundraising Flops Amongst Candidates in Brazil’s Presidential Election.
- Campaigns use Facebook to talk to their biggest fans, and who talks back might surprise you. Bonus: Advocacy Tips for Facebook Straight from the Source.
- Will Digital Be the Decider in This Year’s Elections? Digital-enabled field organizing, maybe. We’ll see.
- (Republican-friendly) Ads Paid for by Secret Money Flood the Midterm Elections. But, Democrats Just Buried Their Republican Opponents in Ad Buys Across the Key Battleground States.
- Why Political Data Is a Complete Mess: A Lot of Cleanup Is Required Before Political Data Wonks Can Ply Their Craft.
- The political startup’s rocky road.
- 5 Digital Mistakes (for Campaigns) to Avoid.
- These (Quasi) Anonymous Social Media Accounts Are Interjecting Themselves Into W.Va. Politics.
- Maybe the Internet Isn’t Killing Newspapers After All.
- New research shows the Internet loves a political underdog.
- Turkish President Erdogan increasingly against Internet every day.
- New Zealand’s election-day gag bans politics on Internet, TV, social media.
- YouTube Removed, Then Reinstated Video Critical of Ecuador’s President.
- GOTV is for More Than Just Elections, and Social Pressure: Not Just for big GOTV Campaigns Anymore.
- Everytown: Using Social Media Graphics to End Gun Violence.
- Is Organizing the Same if It’s Not Done “In Real Life?”
- Social Advocacy and Politics: Marshmallows and Twitter Lists.
- The New Issue Advocacy Professional.
- Lessons for Mobilizing from the Digital Advocacy Institute.
- Teens Really Seem to Be Using Facebook Less This Time. Definitely. Maybe.
- Does Reddit Have a Transparency Problem?.
- Tumblr to become Yahoo’s version of YouTube for celebrity videos?.
- And finally, White House Aide in Prostitution Scandal Was ID’d Last Year via Weird Poem in Online Comment Section.
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