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Quick Hits — January 18, 2007

14 Million Online Political Activists, according to Pew Report. Micah Sifry breaks the story, the San Jose Mercury News (among many others) covers it and the Pew site has the numbers. A word of caution before we get too excited — TV is still king (for now). Blog Readership On Capitol Hill...

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More on GetActive/Convio Merger

Online advocacy professionals have been burning up the discussion groups this afternoon with questions and observations about the just-announced merger, with some folks concerned about the loss of competition in the field, others worried about transition costs and a few predicting a stronger...

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News Flash: Convio Acquires GetActive

Big news in the online advocacy world! As a GetActive customer (at NET), I just received this email from GA CEO Sheeraz Haji: I’m writing to share the exciting news that GetActive is to be acquired by Convio, Inc. This is a significant milestone for the nonprofit sector, our company, and...

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Good Use of Google Maps by an Advocacy Campaign

Mike Connery of The Opportunity Agenda writes in to talk about an excellent use of mapping and data by an advocacy campaign he’s involved in: It’s a Google Maps Mashup displaying hospital closures in NYC in 1985, 1995, and 2005 layered over race and economic demogaphics of the 5...

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