About Political GastronomicaPolitical Gastronomica is a discourse on technology and online activism - how the marketplace of governing and ideas is improving with the efficiencies of the Internet.
Author Sanford Dickert, former CTO of John Kerry for President Campaign, works with political campaigns, non-profits and private companies from the Fortune 500 to startups.
Dickert leverages online community engagement techniques and technical vision for brand and message management through effective application of social media and organizational processes.
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Category Archives: Political Tech
Twitter Vote Report launches! Report what’s happening yourself!
One of the projects I have been working with is twittervotereport.com and the following video is a reasonably fun way to learn about what is happening right before your eyes: Cameos by Nancy Scola, Billy Gray, Beka Economopoulos, Matt Cooperrider … Continue reading
Under the Radar exposing the robocalls and dark matter mailers
Wow. Just got an email from a friend that showed me what the Chicago Office of the Obama Campaign has been working on. Talk about transparency – they launched “Under the Radar” where people can see and submit robocalls and scan of negative mailers to the campaign – and allow for the rest of the country to see and hear them.
This is BIG. This is incredible.
For the first time, we can connect on what is happening in different battleground states and SEE and HEAR what dreck is being distributed. This is something that can change the way campaigns are run.
When I saw it – I was incredibly excited since remembering when I was working for a candidate in Florida and found, during the canvassing, the various lies and hate mailers that people were pulling out of their mailboxes. Continue reading
Political Lunch: On Mail In Broward Ballots and Twitter Vote Report
During my trip, I visited the Hudson Street Studios and filmed an episode of Political Lunch with Rob Millis to talk about the Broward mail-in ballot, the joys of the “bubbie patrol” and the exciting efforts of the Twitter Vote Report team (#votereport). Continue reading
Voting Problems already? Join the twittervotereport team!
Already – in Florida, reports of issues are already happening. Granted, this is a complaint on a delay in West Kendall in Dade County – but come on, this is 2008. An ambitious team of developers and technical people are … Continue reading
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