Getting out the vote – there’s an app for that

Category: NGOs & Government
Published on Oct 31, 2010

Last week I had a conversation with the Toronto Star about a Facebook app being used by California Democrats to mobilize supporters in the run-up to this week’s mid-term elections. The app, called Friend Out the Vote, is designed to sift through a user’s friends list, match it with friends’ party registrations and affiliations and voting histories, and develop a list of people who vote Democrat but don’t vote regularly. I talked about why Facebook apps alone […]

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From wikinomics to the Tea Party, revisited

Category: NGOs & Government
Published on Oct 10, 2010

The WSJ had a nice piece on Macrowikinomics last week (pdf here). My only complaint is that Crovitz put the usual WSJ spin on our work on the future of government by arguing for “less government” rather than “better government.” Here’s a clip from Crovitz’s article: The rate of technological change is exhilarating for some and nerve-racking for others, but it should be most terrifying to the political class. The disconnect between the frenetic pace […]

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