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Using YouTube for Issue Advocacy

In a post a couple of weeks ago, I suggested that organizations post their videos to viral sites like YouTube as a way of reaching a larger audience. Well, the advocacy group Public Knowledge has done just that, posting a video on the net neutrality issue currently before Congress.

It seems to have worked,...

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Moblogs: Unleashing the Power of the Camera Phone

Like a lot of people, I have a camera phone. And like a lot of people, I don’t use it. When I first got it, I went through the motions of playing with the camera. I took a bunch of pictures and emailed the better/funnier ones to friends. Cool. Now what?...

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Medishift on Wikipedia: Read It

To use an awful cliche, when I first started reading blogs I was a kid in a candy store. I wanted to read everything and thought all information was valuable. I didn’t have the palette to differentiate between blogs that offer value to me personally and those that, well, don’t....

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Weighing in on AOL’s Rumored “MySpace Killer”

The blogosphere is abuzz with rumors that AOL is about to launch a social networking site to compete with MySpace. Word is that the new tool will be tied to the AIM instant messaging tool, tapping in to the 43 million users of that service and their existing “buddy” lists....

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Dabble DB is Fantastic

A month ago I read a review of Dabble DB on Techcrunch and I was immediately intrigued by the concept of a collaborative, Web 2.0 database program. I’ve been using Microsoft Access to maintain assorted lists for years, and have also been involved in the development of a number of custom online databases....

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