Blog Tools

Online Publishing Tools

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CivicSpace Labs

CivicSpace Labs is a funded continuation of the DeanSpace project. CivicSpace Labs is a grassroots organizing platform that empowers collective action inside communities and cohesively connects remote groups of supporters. CivicSpace is being built with the needs of distributed organizations in mind. It will give you and the supporters within your community a solid framework for organizing and engaging those around you in action. But it also will allow you to plug your community into a network of other communities where you can share your ideas, knowledge, relationships, and organizational information.


Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes. Equipped with a powerful blend of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.

ETalkingHead Political Blog Directory

ETalkingHead's Political Blog Directory features an extensive list of political blogs organized by the following categories; conservative, independent, libertarian, group blog, news only, moderate, religion, liberal and humor.


PubSub is an matching service that instantly notifies you when new content is created that matches your subscription. Using a proprietary Matching Engine, PubSub is able to read millions of data sources on your behalf and notify you instantly whenever a match is made. Traditional search stores data and then allows you to find documents within that store of data. Your query will be checked against every piece of new information passing through our Matching Engine. PubSub reads over 2 million weblogs, more than 50,000 internet newsgroups and all SEC (EDGAR) filings.

Samizdata Blog Glossary

Like all internet formats, weblogs, also known as 'blogs', have developed many terms which may baffle newcomers. The Blogging glossary is a resource for people who want to decode and demystify the jargon they may encounter whilst cruising through the blogosphere.


Technorati monitors more than three million blogs in real time so you can discover the conversations happening now. In addition, see how bloggers and other journalists cover the U.S. election season via Technorati's Election Watch 2004 section. They are providing a window into the world of political blogs by tracking election coverage at the conventions, and across the entire political spectrum.

Washington Best Political Blog Readers' Choice Awards

Right wing. Left wing. Indifferent. Irreverent. There's a blog for every taste, opinion and attitude.'s 2004 Best Blogs - Politics and Elections Readers' Choice Awards is your chance to speak out and vote for your favorite politics and election blogs. Whose rants could give Dennis Miller a run for his money? Who's making the best use of the technology? Who will be around long after the hype has died down?

What is RSS?

A basic tutorial introduction to RSS feeds and aggregators for non-technical people from Software Garden Inc.


WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, Wordpress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.

Civic Hall
Personal Democracy Media presents Civic Hall, a one-of-a-kind community center for the world’s civic innovators. Located in the heart of New York City, Civic Hall is your home for civic tech.


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