Weekend Reading: SMS, Big Data, Hacking and Gov2.0 - cStreet Campaigns

Weekend Reading: SMS, Big Data, Hacking and Gov2.0

Saturday, January 26, 2013


At cStreet Campaigns we’re always scouring the web for the latest trends in campaigns, digital organizing, gamification and big data. Each weekend we’ll round up the best of the web and post it here. Enjoy.

The White House announced a National Day Of Civic Hacking, asking Americans to solve problems with data from NASA, Labor Dept and Census [TechCrunch]

Our friends at TurboVote get the Pando Daily treatment on their quest to Make Democracy Better [Pando Daily]

Time magazine jumped on the big-data-for-social-good train this week with an interesting take in How Nonprofits Can Use Data to Solve the World’s Problems [Time]

We’ve written a three part series looking at our recent work with a Council Member in Long Beach California and his offices attempt to improve constituent management [Part 1: The Launch], [Part 2: Feeds] & [Part 3: Issue Management]

If you’re looking to grow your email list (and who isn’t?) Vocus has 14 tips & tactics: [Vocus] 

The rise in Government surveillance of SMS and mobile tech is a threat to Internet Freedom, according to NDI Tech in their post Internet Freedom - Not So Much in Mobile Land [NDI Tech]

Battleground Texas looks at the US Democrats attempts to make Texas competitive in the electoral college, using tech & field [Politico]


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