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Polytics

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. When the last presidential campaign rolled around, Barack Obama wasn’t excited about business as usual. Instead, his campaign hired a bunch of smart techies, whipped databases into shape and mined them until they cried uncle, raised more money and mobilized more volunteers than ever before, and coasted to victory while reporters fawned over his Internet savvy and hard-nosed number crunching.

Oh, you’ve heard it? How about this one: Obama was originally against gay marriage, but he famously changed his mind a couple years ago when public support gained critical mass. His opponents seized the opportunity to label him a “flip-flopper”, implying that he didn’t stand up for his beliefs. Continue reading

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Bridgy Publish

It’s been a while since I mentioned it here, but I’ve been plugging away on a major new Bridgy feature. Bridgy Publish lets you publish to Facebook and Twitter – posts, tweets, comments, likes, and more – from your web site! Think of it as a PaaSPOSSE as a service, that is. I’ve used it almost exclusively to interact with Facebook and Twitter over the last few weeks, and I’m really enjoying it so far. Continue reading

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