Top Tweets from 2009

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I was curious to see which of my tweets generated the most interest in 2009. The challenge, however, comes in determining how to measure that.

TweetLevel: Rating Twitter Influence


This week, Edelman released TweetLevel, the latest web-based tool designed to measure one’s “importance” on Twitter.

WhiteHouse.gov, Drupal & CMS: A little history


There’s no question that the increased adoption of open source backend solutions in the private sector, and now in government, represents yet another evolutionary step in the rapid growth of the Internet. As these tools become more prevalent, users will be able to better connect and collaborate on shared platforms which only improves the potential for digital public engagement in shaping our democracy.

Obama’s ‘October Surprise’

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My, what a difference a month makes. That’s right, this past Friday marked exactly one month since Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) yelled those two “spontaneous” words during a Joint Session of Congress in response to President Obama’s claim that his healthcare plan wouldn’t cover illegal immigrants. President Obama has come a long way from “You Lie!” to being named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize recipient!

The Digital Battle Over Healthcare


YouTube may have officially reached its digital advocacy “tipping point” when a handful of videos were recently uploaded featuring flustered politicians struggling to answer tough healthcare questions during several Congressional town hall meetings.

The Twitter Revolt Against Mainstream Media


From Moldova to Motrin Moms, Twitter has become the arena of coordinated, widespread revolution several times over the last year. Still, when we look back on how the microblogging platform has evolved into a low-barrier tool for grassroots organizing, these … Continued

Grading WhiteHouse.gov

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Back in March, Jose Antonio Vargas from The Washington Post assembled a bipartisan group of five panelists to periodically review President Obama’s White House Website in a feature called “Grading WhiteHouse.gov.”

Top 10 “Influential” DC Twitterers


Last week, the Politico’s Patrick Gavin (@pwgavin) wrote this piece, The Top 10 Most Influential DC Twitterers. According to Patrick, they are: Karl Rove (@karlrove), former White House senior advisor & “Architect” Sen. Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc), U.S. Senator, D-Missouri David … Continued

Digital Healthcare

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Today, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is releasing a white paper on digital healthcare titled, “Healthcare Communications in the Digital World: Mitigating the Risks in a Highly Regulated Environment.” In conjunction with the paper, I will be moderating a live panel discussion … Continued

An Interview with David Almacy by Melanie Phung

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A friend of mine on Twitter @MelaniePhung sent me a few interview questions to answer and asked me to post here on CapitalGig. She’ll post hers on her site, All About Content. Enjoy! THE QUESTIONS 1. How long have you … Continued

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