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Baseball Feels the Social Media Heat on Arizona’s Immigration Law
By Tom Watson on May 5, 2010 | 15 Comments
Baseball Feels the Social Media Heat on Arizona’s Immigration Law

Talk about a “flash cause.” The blowback over Arizona’s strict new anti-immigrant legislation is firing up protest on Facebook and Twitter – and the target of opportunity for activists is the country’s National Pastime. Online …

Tweeting the Pandemic
By Tom Watson on April 27, 2009 | No Comment

The very word “pandemic” can sow panic, activating dystopian nightmares of mob rule and societal breakdown keyed to cultural memories of movies like Outbreak and 28 Days. As the swine flu epidemic kills scores of …

A Happy 'TweetsGiving'
By Tom Watson on November 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

CauseWired readers know that I really like “flash causes,” quick and nearly instant efforts to organize, activate, raise money and gather attention online. So I’m really enjoying the rapid roll-out of a nifty little Thanksgiving …

Post-Obama Organizing? It's Already in the Streets
By Tom Watson on November 19, 2008 | One Comment

Understandably, there’s been a lot of discussion in the last two weeks about the future of the powerful Obama Internet operation. Does the vast, empowered constituency serve as a virtual public advocacy campaign for Obama …

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 …


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