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Crash Course in the Twitter API

March 10, 2013

A couple of people have continued to spread fears that UniteBlue is a trick to collect and sell massive amounts of information about the Left. This would be laughable, if folks knew how the Twitter API worked. Unfortunately, most do not, so this sounds very scary. All Tweets are publicly available to anybody from Twitter’s [...]

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The Engineer, The Philosopher, and Politicians

March 6, 2013

By Adam Green, CTO of UniteBlue.com, CEO of 140dev.com I am a software engineer, but in my mind I am basically a tool builder. I have been one for almost 35 years. I build software tools in many forms. For the last 18 years they have been mostly websites and mobile apps. I am not [...]

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The Great @PoliticolNews Mental Breakdown

March 4, 2013

PoliticolNews has begun making a simple, false claim with a lot of drama: I am a secret Republican who wants to sell all your data. The naïveté of this paranoia is disconcerting. There are many reasons it isn’t true or plausible, outlined below. @politicolnews You claim to seek truth, then block me and deny an [...]

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My History Working in Twitter Politics

March 4, 2013

Who is Zach Green? You shouldn’t care really. I’m not that interesting. I’m building a community called UniteBlue that is pretty cool, you should go check that out. I grew up in Lexington, MA, the birthplace of freedom! I started my education a few blocks from the White House at George Washington University, and finished [...]

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Why I Founded UniteBlue.

February 25, 2013

For those wondering, we founded #UniteBlue. Proud of it and right in my bio. I just don’t need attention like this guy: twitter.com/140elect/statu… — Zach Green (@140elect) February 7, 2013 I founded 140elect in 2011 to help political campaigns engage on Twitter. Each time the issues changed after a week or a month. During this [...]

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How To Unfollow #TGDN Members in 5 Steps

January 19, 2013

#TGDN is getting Twitter accounts suspended. Protect yourself by unfollowing them: 1. Create an account at Social Bro: http://www.socialbro.com/trial/new Create your account –> go to the Dashboard –> Enter email and password –> Sign In with Twitter. Then you should be in the app. Wait for synchronization to complete. You will receive an email. 2. [...]

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Do not engage #TGDN accounts.

January 19, 2013

Hey #TGDN, here’s a #TwitterGulag account. Spam-block: @carolebobarrel — Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 13, 2013 Twitter makes it easy to report accounts for spam. When enough users report an account, it automatically gets suspended. Some users abuse this feature by organizing a group to report or “spam-block” a single account in order to get it [...]

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Secrets of Effective Political Tweeting

May 10, 2012

Welcome to our guide to effective political tweeting, with real examples from the 2012 election. The secrets revealed here will help you write tweets that motivate thousands of people to become active supporters and spread your message. Whether you’re an activist, part of a campaign or non-profit, or a reporter, this blog will be your [...]

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