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Nicco Mele's picture

The REAL House of Cards: Political Campaigns and TV Ads

The most recent season of "House of Cards" was a major event in Washington, D.C., so much so that even Barack Obama's Twitter feed admonished "no spoilers." My own Facebook feed filled up with people binge-watching the entire show in one sitting. This is to say nothing of a friend's obsession with "Orange is the New Black", another Netflix offering that returns next month. All of these things raise an interesting question: Who watches TV anymore?

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Juan González's picture

Save the Internet

The clarion call heard across cyberspace these past few days has been as urgent in its tone as it has been dramatic in its delivery: "Save the Internet!" And for once, it's nearly impossible for anyone to exaggerate the grave danger that threatens to plunge our modern networked world into the di

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Michelle Edwards's picture

A Healthy Dose of Political Inspiration

Last week, my husband Jon and I had the opportunity to attend EMILY's List's annual fete. This was his first time ever accompanying me to a political event, and sensing him feeling a bit overwhelmed, I tried my best to whisper explanations as we moved through the substantial crowd.

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Tony Guzmán's picture

Using your AdWords and Google Grant as one big focus group

We’ve talked about Google Grants before on this blog. In short: it’s a program offered by Google that grants qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations $10,000 worth of free Google AdWords a month. It’s an awesome program and every nonprofit should apply for one and start running AdWords campaigns!

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Jesse Littlewood's picture

The "App Trap" and What to Think About Before Going Native

This post was co-authored by Michael Zamora, an intern with EchoDitto this summer through Harvard's Institute of Politics. For more info on Michael, you can head here.

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Nicco Mele's picture

Ten years ago today

It was in late April 2003 that I packed my car and left Queens, New York to join Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. Today I’m repeating the drive, this time from Boston, headed back up to Burlington, Vermont to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Howard Dean’s run for president.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Liar, Liar Pants on Fire, Whither the Narwhal, and Predicting Virality

This morning we're reading about a new fact checking tool that will help your team respond real time to false talking points, opening up the most successful tool in campaign history to everyone, and a divining stick for viral conent.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

What Facebook's Graph Search Means For Your Non-Profit

Earlier today Facebook announced that they are Beta testing a new type of search functionality for all users using the English version of Facebook. Graph Search is a huge step towards using the full power of all of that information you’ve been putting into Facebook since the launch of the Social Graph. Looking back over the last couple of years, all of Facebook's new features make sense now.

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Nicco Mele's picture

Hey

That’s right, Hey. As my grandmother used to say, “Hay is for horses”.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Weekly Web Round Up - Oct. 12

A couple of reality-check items came up in our reader this week. Those of us who do this work, either on the service or the client end, spend our days living within the confines of our screens.

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