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.
It may be a case of "the operation was a success, however the
patient died." On the heels of my previous post about the coming
onslaught of blog tracking sites, I've discovered that a number of
bloggers have declared that the trackback -- that pinging mechanism
Yesterday afternoon, EchoDitto's D.C. headquarters had a FIRE ALARM. Mysteriously, our building's parking-lot turned out to have wireless internet access. And so we were able to continue working, even in the face of impending immolation.
I was delighted this morning to receive an email about D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams' new blog. It launched on Monday and has one entry and eight comments so far, from D.C. residents and one from as far away as Wisconsin.
It takes a lot to get someone like me to stop and read an email from the many mailing lists I'm on. Even if the subject line is interesting, my work moves at broadband speed and I usually just don't have the time.
Last week, I headed out to San Francisco (my first time ever in CA!) to speak on a "Politics and Technology" panel at the Young Democrats of America convention. Many of the leaders there were just beginning to learn how to effectively use the internet to organize on the ground.