Obama Campaign Ditches Twitter, Facebook

I’ve said this so often I feel like a broken record, but here goes: there is a big difference between electioneering and governing. Those differences extend to constituent communication, in no small part because of the prohibition against using government (public) resources to get elected (or re-elected). How else to explain the fact that the […]

Political Activism: Don’t Go and Talk Straight

Don’t Go is a Republican-Libertarian-led effort to force Congress to act on offshore drilling and energy. (tip) They missed getting a vote before summer recess, but they may have created a larger movement in the process. They provide a list of names and email contacts but have no easily found statement of purpose on the […]

Politics & Technology: Maybe We Can Change the World

Information architect Sean Tevis is running for the state house in Kansas. He has no political experience, just a died-in-the-wool idealism. He launched an online fundraising campaign on 16 July. Here’s his 13 August report: By using the ability to collaborate online, connect with an audience, and communicate in a way that, say, mailing a […]