15 May 2008

Welcome back Wessler

My friend and fellow Project Vote Smart alum Mike Wessler has started blogging again at Poplitics.

14 August 2007

Track down anonymous Wikipedia edits!

Today wired.com has a great article about Wikipedia Scanner, a piece of software created by a Cal Tech student that allows users to see what organizations have been anonymously editing their own Wikipedia entries.

What he found is amazing. Corporations, members of Congress, even the CIA editing their own pages. Score one for accountability!

Read the article.

Use Wikipedia Scanner.

13 August 2007

Joining Technorati

I joined Technorati, so you can find a profile for me and my blog there.

It's skeletal now, but I will add to it in the coming days.

#2,515,283 and rising!

Technorati Profile

Mike Wessler on Right Balance Radio

Last Monday Project Vote Smart's own Mike Wessler appeared on The Right Balance with Greg Allen to promote our programs, especially the upcoming Political Courage Test (PCT).

Mike did a great job, and we really owe Greg and everyone at the Accent Radio Network for providing such a great platform for us.

You can listen to the interview at The Voter's Speakeasy.

08 August 2007

More reflections on titles

This week there is a funny article in Slate by Michael Weiss entitled 'What Not to Name Your Blog.'
On the heals of the YearlyKos Convention, he comments on an array of liberal and conservative blogs' titles and their relative merits.

Lucky for me, I think 'I, Voter' passes muster.

06 August 2007

Google Ad Issues

This is just a link to a comment I posted in a Blogger help forum. I am getting a little depressed about the lack of response to my original post, so I thought mentioning the problem here as well might increase--maybe even double--my (minute) chance of a rapid response.

Also, maybe this is a very common problem. If you have a solution, or would like more information, please comment on this post.

Here's the text of my query:

My Google Adsense banners appeared on my blog for months, but all of
the sudden they're gone:

http://ivoter.blogspot.com

Everything on the 'Edit Layout' section looks right, nothing seems to have changed. There was one ad above the blog posts, and one midway down the right side.

PVS on the Radio

At 9:30 this morning (Mountain Time), Mike Wessler from the P.R. department will be discussing our Key Votes program on The Right Balance with Greg Allen.

Mike's an alumn of the Key Votes Department, so he'll know what he's talking about.

I'll try to get some info on where to listen to this later for those of you who can't make it to the site in the next 10 minutes.

http://www.therightbalance.org/