Archive for October, 2006

Generating Video Replies – Michael J. Fox Ad on YouTube

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Just how difficult is it to generate video replies on YouTube?
One feature on YouTube that you might not have noticed is the ability to reply via video. I didn’t realize this until someone started interviewing me about E-Democracy.Org’s Voter Voices project with a video reply.
If you watch this powerful
campaign ad from the Missouri U.S. Senate [...]

Hyper-Local Hero – Rob Curley – Online News Leader

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

A great article on one of the more inspiring “online news” developers in the country – Hyper-Local Hero:

But since teaching himself to build Web sites 10 years ago, he appears to have figured out what most newspapers haven’t: how to do the Internet right. He calls it “hyperlocal” multimedia journalism, and his news and entertainment [...]

Connecting in Montreal (Nov 12-13) or San Jose ( Nov. 17)

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Like I’ve done across many cities, I like to host informal gatherings in the towns I am visiting.
In Montreal, I’ll be giving a keynote address at the IAP2 conference (International Association for Public Participation) on Monday, November 13. Let’s try to gather the evening before after the pre-conference reception:
dowire.org/wiki/Gather_in_Montreal
At the end [...]

Where were you on the first Democracy Online Day?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

So how are you celebrating Democracy Online Day today? Every major holiday has to have its start. You can tell your great great grandchildren through a video podcast passed down as a family heirloom just where you were and what you were doing on that fateful day.
To be honest I am still flat out [...]

E-Democracy.Org needs geek help with YouTube API ASAP

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Geek Warning….
The YouTube founders may now be really really rich since Google bought them yesterday, but their site still puts out weird RSS feeds. They list the most “relevant” videos by tag and not the most recent. This is how their own sharing window displays as well.
From Voter Voices we really need to display links [...]


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