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Peter Sax's picture

Architecting Brennan Center's Interactive Map Building Tool

Our own devilishly handsome Project Manager and #1 Giants fan Tony Guzmán already wrote about the U.S. State Map building tool we created for the Brennan Center for Justice. Now I'm going to outline a bit of the underlying architecture, built on Drupal 7.

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Nicco Mele's picture

Twitter, the Killers, and Us: Radical Connectivity & the Week in Boston

Like all of Boston, I woke up Saturday morning feeling relief, grief, shock, and pride. I'm most proud of the city's incredible first responders and the medical community. They are true heroes.

And then there was the social media.

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Juan González's picture

The Free Ride is Over

Recently, I had to re-create my Twitter account and decided to let all of my Facebook friends know about it.

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Will Patterson's picture

Smuggling functions through json_encode

Callbacks! Every fancy jQuery plugin has them

and they are almost always specified along with all the other parameters when the plugin is initialized.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: RIP Friendster, Entity Advocacy, and OFA Watch

Lots of love for the MIT crowd this morning with a look at the corpse of Friendster and what we can learn from it, and some great insight into the little known Entity Graph that drives a lot of what happens on Facebook. Also, OFA is asking for stories so you should probably pay attention to how they use them.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: 2013 is Mobile, and the Game Layer

We were roused from the long weekend this morning by the sound of a steady drumbeat, "mobile, mobile, mobile". It's time to get off the sidelines and start planning for how you are going to reach your audience on their smartphones. For those of you with midyear fiscal calendars, you've got about 4 months to convince your Board it is time to get on board. We're also taking a look at gamification, and where it is today. Is gamification like flying cars, a cool idea but an impractical technology? Or are we going to see some real innovation in the space now that mobile is such a big player?

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Insights, Box of Awesome, and Wake and Tweet

This morning we're checking out yet another awesome looking insights tool, pondering an advocates box of awesome, and that favorite college past time Wake and, er...Tweet.

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Lindsay Garber's picture

A Resolution to Master the Internet

I’m new around here. In fact, this is my first blog post as a Ditto. I’m not only new to EchoDitto, I’m pretty new to the whole tech world. But in my short time here, I’ve found it’s the perfect place to be in this position.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Google Ad Jujutsu, Trust Barometer, Spreadable not Sticky

Today we learned that Google ads have gone mobile with location aware options, and we're thinking about how to do some serious jujutsu for social good. Edelman tells us that Technology companies are the most trusted type of business out there blush. And, like a good peanut butter, the best content isn't sticky, it is spreadable.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Google+, Infographics, and Facebook Times

This morning we’re taking another look at Google+ in the wake of the news that is has surpassed Twitter in terms of users. We’ve got a nice little collection of infographic design sites, too. And finally, what is the right time to post to Facebook?

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Morning Reads: Crisis Communication, Valentine's Day, and Listening

It should come as no surprise that we're talking about communicating this morning. Do you have a crisis communication plan in place? Not the kind for when your website goes down, or Congress sinks your favorite legislation. The one for the time when one of your own is under massive fire from the internet. Next up, you should thank your members or audience more often, and in that spirit, you should listen to folks close to home a little more often too.

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