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.
Wanna be in a focus group? If
you're a blogger, or partcipate in an online community or
forum, there's a chance you already are in a focus group. In fact, you
could be part of the biggest focus group ever.
Sometimes, as a blogger, it's
easy to get caught up a blog storm without realizing how many people
don't even know it's going on. After relating this story to some folks --
EchoDitto team members -- on the way to lunch, I thought I'd write it down. It's
Patrick Ruffini, a former Bush/Cheney '04 Webmaster, has created the first 2008 Presidential Wire, an aggregator for all blog posts and MSM stories covering potential presidential contenders of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
There's an evolving discussion on the blogs today about the politics of web technology providers. The focus is on Convio, Inc., an Austin-based company that made its name last year providing web services to the Dean campaign.