Category: technology

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Twitter 2013 Recap


After creating an account by syncing your social media sites, Vizify will auto-generate a mini-website that compiles content and data from your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Foursquare feeds and transforms them into a series of nifty visual online representations.

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Warning! Obamacare Very Sensitive


A Twitter user was attempting to tweet out a link to a cover image of the upcoming November 11, 2013 edition of The New Yorker magazine and I was intrigued when a warning popped up after I attempted to click the link. The offense? It appears that the cover story dared to be critical of the Obama Administration’s botched rollout of Healthcare.gov and the Affordable Care Act.

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2012 Year in Review Through Twitter


As we embark upon 2013, Jeremiah Warren has pulled together a short video including some of the past year’s hightlights including events in the the Middle East, London Olympics, 2012 presidential election, the Pope’s first tweet, Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, the Mayans and several memorial tweets remembering those we lost.

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Friday Five: Digital Road to the White House


This year, we will all witness and likely participate in the 2012 U.S. presidential election...

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GOP Gears Up for Tampa


As delegates make their way to Tampa, Florida next week for the 2012 Republican National Convention, staff and volunteers have been working diligently to ensure that all Americans can participate — whether in person or remotely.

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2011 Capital Staffers Index


Although traditional methods public affairs components are still valuable, social media channels have experienced a meteoric rise in their ability to shape and influence policy worldwide over the past year. Specifically, policymakers have shown a dramatic increase in their use of Twitter, Facebook and mobile technology which underscores the importance of social media and the Internet in educating policymakers and galvanizing them to support a policy issue.

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This WEEK in LAW: Episode #131


We discussed the new Kindle, Apple price fixing allegations, President Obama’s “We the People” petition via WhiteHouse.gov, government and social media, crowdsourcing, ID spoofing and much more.

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TweetLevel: Rating Twitter Influence


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

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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.

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The Twitter Revolt Against Mainstream Media


From Moldova to Motrin Moms, Twitter has become the arena of coordinated, widespread revolution several...