As the US presidential election draws ever nearer, Matt Stempeck rounds up 13 new tools that leverage digital technology to impact at the political and civic level.
This week we look inside a radio station (via Twitter), examine the role of money in the US Presidential election, track murder in Guatemala and explore the age when we are at our most creative. It’s The Week In Data!
While the Obama campaign’s unprecedented use of big data and gamification techniques might be helping them to engage citizens and strengthen his re-election bid, what impact will their digital approach have on privacy, transparency and democracy?
The astronomical amount of debt in the US seems impossible to imagine. For better or for worse, several visualizations force us to face the facts.
Barack Obama secured himself a place in history by becoming the first President to live-tweet.
Obama-as-president has thus far been a Web 1.0 leader instead of embracing the Web 2.0 ethic of users collaboratively and socially creating content.
Are the allied forces intervening in Libya for humanitarian reasons or to protect their geostrategic interests?
How can people use digital technology to change politics? Starting from within political institutions and moving outward.
According to Dedefensa, a website analyzing defense-related and geopolitical issues, the Western civilization is running out of steam, proving the failure of a system based on « technologism » and communication. Salvation will come from alternative networks that have attained unprecedented maturity and strength on the Internet.