For some time, I've felt that political groups need to go beyond using SocialSoftware etc. only to connect and talk. They should also start to use the software to collate more structured information.`Particularly to map the groups they suspect. To understand how they work.

Today I discover these :

** Via my question here : http://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-site-which-lists-political-lobbying-donations

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PaulFord is going to put a description of the US government into RDF / SemanticWeb format : http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/09/01/hack-congress.html

Recently there's a fight in Brazil over GM crops. I was talking to a guy from the MST about the possibility of identifying the farms and brands which use GM crops (which is illegal) in Brazil and making this information available to consumers who want to avoid GM foods. (GeneticModification)

I was hoping the MST might be collecting this info. but I think it's an outside chance. Nevertheless, let's see more of this.

Maybe this : http://www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=3685

SocialNetworkAnalysis vs. SlumLandlords : http://www.orgnet.com/slumlords.html

UsElection2004 :

UsElection2008:

** useful to analyze RightWingBlogMobs

** compare OnRhetoric, ColourInDocuments

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