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Driving Online Action with Social Media Graphics

Last week I hosted a Google Hangout with Kevin Call from Everytown for Gun Safety to discuss these little things called "social graphics" — visually impactful static and animated content designed specifically for social media.

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Liveblogging Al Gore at the We Media Conference

10:00 am - New York City: OK. So Al Gore is speaking. (Yeah, yeah.

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Liveblogging Bill O'Reilly's "Worst of the Web"

So I found myself watching Fox News at 11:30pm and was surprised to see a Very Special O'Reilly Factor about The Worst of the Web...looking deep into the dark heart of websites that are out to DESTROY people with whom they disagree!

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Happy Blog-aversary to Me

It's rolled around again. It was two years ago today that I started my blog. Had I known it would go on this long, I'd have written something more in that first post.

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Just desserts for DeLay

There was a buzz around the EchoDitto office yesterday when Tom DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury on one count of conspiring to violate Texas state campaign finance law.

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MobileActive Convergence

Toronto -- I'm here for MobileActive, which is shaping up to be one of the best conferences i've ever attended -- billed as "the first global strategy meeting of activists using mobile phones in campaigns and public interest work." No boring panels, just

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Blogging From the Base of the Long Tail

I finally took some time to read Peter Daou's -- of Salon.Com's Daou Report --latest essay on the limitations of political blogging.

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Bush & the Bathroom Note

It was "the click heard 'round the world," though I'm not sure
if that click was from Reuters photographer Rick Wilking when he took a
picture over president Bush's shoulder during the U.N. world summit, or

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Red Cross' Online Donations Break 50%

I am always impressed by the American philanthropic ethic during times of need. Unfortunately, we have had several disasters over the last 5 years that have tested Americans proclivity to donate online, as opposed to the traditional check or credit card contribution.

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eBay Scoops Skype

I've read this morning that eBay has agreed to buy Skype, the fastest-growing provider of VoIP services, for anywhere from $2.6 to $4.1 billion dollars.

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Build the Memorial

When
I think about September 11, 2001, I remember how alone I felt
that day. Two weeks before, I had moved to
Portland, Maine for a new job. (I later learned
those hijackers flew right over me on their way to the Boston

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