poblish.org A new hub for political blogging
Poblish is about…
… Aggregation <ul><li>A blog and feed aggregator. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We collect political data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Aside: ‘Political Actors’ <ul><li>Elected representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Existing bloggers. </li></ul><ul><li>Journali...
… Scrutiny <ul><li>Scrutinise your elected representative, or any ‘political actor’: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opt-out, not op...
… Openness <ul><li>Blogs are aggregated, irrespective of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faction <...
… Collaboration <ul><li>Every blog post becomes a Wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Work together to improve posts. </li></ul><ul><l...
… Debates <ul><li>Integrates with Debategraph. </li></ul><ul><li>Visualise structured debates on screen. </li></ul><ul><li...
… Relationships <ul><li>Create and join Groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow other actors, Groups, blogs, and feeds. </li></ul...
…  Visualisation <ul><li>A global timeline of political activity. </li></ul><ul><li>… or filter by content. </li></ul><ul>...
… Publicity <ul><li>Make your blog searchable by the whole world. </li></ul><ul><li>Become an Editor: </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
… Data <ul><li>A political data platform. </li></ul><ul><li>RESTful/JSON API for developers. </li></ul><ul><li>Aim to crea...
… tools for bloggers <ul><li>Publishes to your Facebook Wall. </li></ul><ul><li>Sends Facebook notifications. </li></ul>
Finding out more… <ul><li>Site:   http://www.poblish.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blog:   http://www.poblish.org/blog/ </li></ul...
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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 scrutinising their elected representatives.

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Introduction to Poblish: a new hub for political blogging

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