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Introduction to Poblish: a new hub for political blogging

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A summary of the capabilities of Poblish, a new hub for political blogging, which benefits: journalists, think-tanks, political parties, developers, bloggers, and individuals interested in …

A summary of the capabilities of Poblish, a new hub for political blogging, which benefits: journalists, think-tanks, political parties, developers, bloggers, and individuals interested in scrutinising their elected representatives.

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  • 1. poblish.org A new hub for political blogging
  • 2. Poblish is about…
  • 3. … Aggregation
    • A blog and feed aggregator.
      • We collect political data.
      • We make it searchable.
      • We help you visualise it.
    • A real-time window into the political blogosphere.
  • 4. Aside: ‘Political Actors’
    • Elected representatives.
    • Existing bloggers.
    • Journalists.
    • Think Tanks.
    • Anyone who exerts an influence on politics.
  • 5. … Scrutiny
    • Scrutinise your elected representative, or any ‘political actor’:
      • Opt-out, not opt-in.
      • All their data in one place.
      • Follow on a timeline.
      • No anonymity.
  • 6. … Openness
    • Blogs are aggregated, irrespective of:
      • Party
      • Faction
      • Nationality
      • Language
    • Search by content, whatever the fame or popularity of the source blog.
  • 7. … Collaboration
    • Every blog post becomes a Wiki.
    • Work together to improve posts.
    • Rate new versions.
    • ‘Best’ versions rise to the top.
    • No comment-box - no hassle.
  • 8. … Debates
    • Integrates with Debategraph.
    • Visualise structured debates on screen.
    • Link to/from blog posts.
    • Find similar/matching articles.
  • 9. … Relationships
    • Create and join Groups.
    • Follow other actors, Groups, blogs, and feeds.
    • Get a daily digest of their activity.
  • 10. … Visualisation
    • A global timeline of political activity.
    • … or filter by content.
    • Two graphical representations.
    • Statistics and charts.
  • 11. … Publicity
    • Make your blog searchable by the whole world.
    • Become an Editor:
      • Select articles
      • Get followers
      • Build a reputation
  • 12. … Data
    • A political data platform.
    • RESTful/JSON API for developers.
    • Aim to create ecosystem of political data tools.
  • 13. … tools for bloggers
    • Publishes to your Facebook Wall.
    • Sends Facebook notifications.
  • 14. Finding out more…
    • Site: http://www.poblish.org/
    • Blog: http://www.poblish.org/blog/
    • Twitter: http://twitter.com/ poblish
    • Support: http://groups.google.com/group/poblish-support
    • Email: [email_address]