All Digital Politics Articles
  • Taking It To the Streets

    We used to live in a world where content producers chose the channels of distribution. Now the consumers choose.* That means the producer has to deliver the message over many channels, optimized for each. For...

  • Organizing Online for Down Ballot Progressive Political Campaigns

    Guest post from Cole Haymond. Coming off an election year, we were able to bear witness to one of the most effective, efficient and successful online campaigns in our nation's history with the reelection of...

  • Measuring Political Buzz with Twitter

    Telephone polls have been in their dying throes for years. At about 12% response rates, they shouldn't even work now. But they do, so far. That said, pollsters expect them to die at any moment. I preparation...

  • On Facebook

    Facebook stocks are tanking, for now. Its membership growth is outstripping its revenue growth. And they keep changing the damned interface. What's a social network organizer to do? Watching the Facebook IPO...

  • Obama v. Romney on Facebook

    Since Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race, Mitt Romney has added 500,000 Facebook fans. This brings him to a total of 1,644,358 page likes, most from his 2008 presidential campaign. Meanwhile, Barack...

  • What Makes Twitter Social?

    Advocacy groups, political campaigns, and news media are all trying to sort out the most effective way to use Twitter. Among the questions being wrestled are: Should we follow everyone who follows us? Should we...

  • Social Media Trends: Thoughts from the Field

    Guest post from Beth Becker... Social media has always been a fast moving field.  What’s new and exciting one day quickly gets tossed aside for the next shiny new toy.  Lately I’ve been getting a lot of...

  • Facebook #Fail

    When Facebook allowed page administrators to interact on Facebook as the page, I was elated. But I am increasingly finding that other changes in Facebook are making it much less appealing for advocacy and...

  • A Catalogue of Social Media (and Related) Tools

    I have assembled a catalogue of 85 tools to help you run a more effective social media program for your campaign, organization, or business. Most of these are free. A lot are for Twitter. Many help you leverage...

  • Who Determines the Channels of Distribution?

    Kyle Stoneman of OwlBee.com put it best when he said, "We used to live in a world where the producers of content determined the channels of distribution. We now live in a world where the consumers of content...

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