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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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Epitaph for Trackback?

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

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Fire Drill

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.

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The Blog Trackers Cometh?

What is it with bloggers when it comes to links and stats?

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A different oil story

Believe it or not, not all stories about oil these days are in areas where the U.S. has troops.

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Blogging, Mayoral Style

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.

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From one mother to another

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.

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The Progressive Blog Report

To say that blogging involves
an inordinate amount of navel gazing would be something of an
understatement. However, such contemplation does occasionally yield

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Get Your Email On

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.

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State o' the 'Sphere

In
the future, to paraphrase
Andy Warhol, everyone will have a blog for 15 minutes. That seems to be
the initial takeaway from the latest of Technorati's "State

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Battle of the XXX-Box

The recent ruckus over the "Hot Coffee" hack for the popular computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Fault, which allows users to play a mini-game involving illicit animated

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