Lets start by saying twitter is not changing politics. Technology is changing politics and twitter is a glowing example of the trend. But the important thing for all of to pay attention to is we need to not just text but also listen. Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post noted this week that for the political animal twitter is an essential element of the political bloodstream. And, although we...
Welcome to Tumblr, Votifi
We’ve been thinking about getting on Tumblr for a while but as usual with startups there are always more things to do then there are hours in the day. We had a chance to meet the folks from Tumblr at CampaignTech last week in Washington DC and convinced ourselves that it was now or never. We’re looking forward to working on politics and social media with Tumblr. Here’s to the...
Is school choice a good idea?
Last week, Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, signed a sweeping education reform bill into law. The Louisiana education plan proposes to increase competition for students by fast-tracking charter school adoption and increasing access to school vouchers, and sets forth a new performance and compensation paradigm for teachers in the state that is not tied to tenure. Proponents of Jindal’s education...
Crazyegg shows some love for Votifi
The folks over at CrazyEGG posted today on a list of hard-hitting startup-website designs. They mentioned small companies like Dropbox, Evernote, Dojo, Squareup, Mint and AirBnb. Which is why its uber-cool that we also got included in their list (at the top!). Thanks CrazyEgg and thanks also to the Design Offices of Mark J Maloney for being awesome in general. See the full list here:
This morning Lou is at the CampaignTech conference in Washington DC, speaking on a panel called “Reaching the Influential Voter”.
The Social Network vs. George Zimmerman
On February 26th, 2012, Hispanic-American neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin. The shooting has transfixed and divided the nation. If Americans seem eternally hungry for yet another racially charged murder trial this is certainly their nine-course royal banquet. In the Trayvon Martin shooting we have race, gun-violence, youth, as well as Florida’s...
Mommy Wars? Not Buying It.
“Mommy Wars?” – Not Buying It. The average mom cares more about the issues facing their families – health care, child care, education, than the debate over who is a better parent or who has the real job. As women are adjusting to the multitude of issues impacting the household, such as going back to work or staying at home, they look for camaraderie and comfort in each other more than...
The tonnage of political advertising has been increasing ever since the advent of Super PACS. Of the 100s of millions of dollars being raised by the SuperPACs, the vast majority of it (upwards of 95%) is being spent on advertising. It’s the only way to spend money which can’t be used to directly fund campaign activities. Along with the overall rise in traditional political ad spend...