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Wednesday, March 17, 2004


Trippi wins Wired's Rave Award

posted by Aziz P. at Wednesday, March 17, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
Congratulations to Joe!

Howard Dean's former campaign manager, Joe Trippi, won one of Wired magazine's Rave Awards on Monday night for his role in a campaign that relied heavily on the Internet.

Trippi accepted the award in person at the ceremony, held at The Fillmore rock hall. He shared his award in the "Political Force" category with Scott Heiferman, co-founder of the Web site and online service

The real winners, Trippi said, were the hundreds of thousands of Dean supporters "because they were the ones who used the Internet. This is just the tip of an iceberg."


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.