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Why Idealist Matters (And How You Can Help)
By Tom Watson on February 1, 2010 | No Comment
Why Idealist Matters (And How You Can Help)

We all know about “too big to fail” and its repercussions for the economy. But what about “too important to fade away?” To me, that’s the story of Idealist, the pioneering online community for the …

CauseWired Alaskans Pick, Click and Give to Charity
By Tom Watson on January 12, 2010 | No Comment
CauseWired Alaskans Pick, Click and Give to Charity

Socially-conscious social media is working up north: Alaskans have taken to the Pick. Click. Give. campaign, which is leveraging platforms from Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Causecast to draw attention to and explain the …

Tweetsgiving Gratitude
By Tom Watson on November 13, 2009 | No Comment

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Last year, we loved the work of the folks who put together the first Tweetsgiving – an online fundraising and advocacy campaign for the children of Tanzania, through the work of the excellent EpicChange.org. This …

How Can You 'Change the Web?'
By Tom Watson on February 23, 2009 | 2 Comments
How Can You 'Change the Web?'

Got an idea for how to use a massive database of opportunities to help make the world a better place – a widget, a feed, an application, a new website? Then it’s time to plug …

Not So Fast! Election Day Monitoring Goes Mobile
By Tom Watson on October 29, 2008 | One Comment

Just three weeks ago, social networking gurus Nancy Scola and Allison Fine of techPresident and the Personal Democracy Forum tossed out a big idea: why not use mobile technology and the kind of short-messaging techniques …

A Heartland Political Campaign
By Tom Watson on September 27, 2008 | No Comment

So much of the focus this political season is on the horse-race – endless analysis of the daily trackers, swing state polls, trends, and demographic groups. In terms of issues, the economy and American security …

The Reblog Button
By Tom Watson on January 26, 2008 | No Comment
The Reblog Button

Fred’s post on reblogging – and me testing this out.

clipped from newcritics.com

Newcritics is a year old this week and Tom asked us all to do an anniversary post about the one media moment …

A Personal Facebook Cause
By Tom Watson on January 2, 2008 | One Comment

Ben Casnocha, the author of My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley has interesting post on his blog about a young Duke University student with a rare …

Wanted: Wired Political Organizers
By Tom Watson on December 26, 2007 | No Comment

The CauseWired resume is a good one to have these days: the New Organizing Institute, formed to train online organizers to work on campaigns, reports a huge supply-demand imbalance in the market for people who …

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