Going.com - Newspapers Covering Obama's Inauguration
capas de obamaMPR: Challenged ballots: You be the judge
This was really interesting to see how people messed up ballots. One has to wonder if somebody with OCD caused a few of these.
Representatives from the campaigns of Sen. Norm Coleman and Al Franken have been challenging ballots across the state. It's your turn to play election judge. Tell us how you would rule in the case of these challenged ballots.
Minnesota contest with Al Franken comes down to challenged ballots.Inauguration Day Events Home
Inaugural Days EventsObama's Social Media Advantage - ReadWriteWeb
From this entry I get information about how much more Obama used the Social Networking cites online than McCain and how that helped him.
deepParteigeflüster - Twitter-Aktivitäten von Parteien und Politikern
Sowas wie der Bundestweet auf wahl.de, aber nicht vollständigIran's Disputed Election - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Incredible and brutal images of the protests in Iran. Photos like these truly reaffirm the oft-heard cliché that "a picture is worth a thousand words."
The Big Picture - News Stories in Photographs from the Boston GlobeThe Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
"The key force behind this is the next generation, the Millennials, who elected Obama in America and may oust Ahmadinejad in Iran. They want freedom; they are sick of lies; they enjoy life and know hope."
Is twitter the only network to survive in Iran?
The Revolution Will Be Twittered
It's increasingly clear that Ahmadinejad and the old guard mullahs were caught off-guard by this technology and how it helped galvanize the opposition movement in the last few weeks.
As the regime shut down other forms of communication, Twitter survived. With some remarkable results. Those rooftop chants that were becoming deafening in Tehran? A few hours ago, this concept of resistance was spread by a twitter message. Here's the Twitter from a Moussavi supporter: ALL internet & mobile networks are cut. We ask everyone in Tehran to go onto their rooftops and shout ALAHO AKBAR in protest #IranElection That a new information technology could be improvised for this purpose so swiftly is a sign of the times. It reveals in Iran what the Obama campaign revealed in the United States. You cannot stop people any longer. You cannot control them any longer. They can bypass your established media; they can broadcast to one another; they can organize as never before.Cyberwar guide for Iran elections - Boing Boing
The purpose of this guide is to help you participate constructively in the Iranian election protests through Twitter.
Some interesting information and guidance that gives some insight into how social media is being used by both sides in the Iran election protests.
"The purpose of this guide is to help you participate constructively in the Iranian election protests through Twitter." - Power of networks.Why We Protest - IRAN - Powered by vBulletin
'This forum aims to be a secure and reliable way of communication for Iranians and friends. Use it to discuss what is happening in Iran. Post in the forum either anonymously as a guest, as a registered user, or login with your facebook-account.'
The fine folks at anonymous - the people who brought you those scientology protests - offer online bulletin boards and messaging services for Iranian activists. Points for solidarity, but unclear if these will remain accessible to Iranian dissidents very long.
World wide protest planing forums and current news on the Iran crisisTodd S. Purdum on Sarah Palin | vanityfair.com
“Andrew, I watch you at these debates with no notes, no papers, and yet when asked questions, you spout off facts, figures, and policies, and I’m amazed. But then I look out into the audience and I ask myself, Does any of this really matter?”
creepy quote: "More than once in my travels in Alaska, people brought up, without prompting, the question of Palin’s extravagant self-regard. Several told me, independently of one another, that they had consulted the definition of “narcissistic personality disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—“a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy”—and thought it fit her perfectly. When Trig was born, Palin wrote an e-mail letter to friends and relatives, describing the belated news of her pregnancy and detailing Trig’s condition; she wrote the e-mail not in her own name but in God’s, and signed it ‘Trig’s Creator, Your Heavenly Father.’"Todd S. Purdum on Sarah Palin | vanityfair.com
An in-depth (and, may I say, quite scary) portrait of Sarah Palin
Article on Sarah Palin that is ridiculousVoting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008
This site comes from the University of Richmond. Use it to find maps of all presidential elections from 1840-2008.Iran's Protests: Why Twitter Is the Medium of the Movement - TIME
Easy for the average citizen to use and hard for any central authority to control, Twitter is practically ideal for a mass protest movement. But its strengths are also its weaknesses
Time article about the coverage of the 2009 Iranian election on Twitter.
for utk essay!
Easy for the average citizen to use and hard for any central authority to control, Twitter is practically ideal for a mass protest movement. But its strengths are also its weaknesses#IranElection Crisis: A Social Media Timeline
virtualni javni prostor
One of the striking aspects of the #IranElection crisis has been the heavy use of social media. Iranians have relied on it to spread information on protests and to communicate their situation to millions of concerned people worldwide. In fact, so much has been recorded via social media that it is possible to understand the progression of events through it. Thus, we have built a timeline of events utilizing information recorded via social media. This timeline uses Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Wikipedia to paint a broad picture of the situation, as well as the growing conversation around it.Welcome to the New Media Campaign Tools of 2012 | Mother Jones
Interesting read about the use of technology in the Obama campaign. The link between my.barackobama.com and actual physical volunteering and organizing is particularly interesting.
"Everything I thought we knew about the campaign's use of technology and the Internet faded as I spent more time with the campaign. The game-changer in the Obama campaign, as I found in talking to key staff—and through volunteering in southern Ohio myself—was that technology was not an add-on: It represented a carefully considered element of almost every critical campaign function. Most remarkably, technology played a critical role in the one area least understood by the "digerati" and most online campaigners: moving online supporters toward real-world action. "
A smart post from Michael Silberman of echodittoYouTube - Terry Tate: Reading Is Fundamental
Sarah Palin gets a surprising new subscription.http://maps.google.com/vote to find out where to voteGo to http://www.ReturnOfTerryTate.com to see more videos...
Terry Tate: Reading Is Fundamental
Terry Tate demonstrates his opinion of Sarah Palin.
Surprisingly funny, and appropriate.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha my costume just got 100% awesomerHighlights: Newsweek's Special Election Project | Newsweek Politics: Campaign 2008 | Newsweek.com
The debates unnerved both candidates. When he was preparing for them during the Democratic primaries, Obama was recorded saying, "I don't consider this to be a good format for me, which makes me more cautious. I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, 'You know, this is a stupid question, but let me … answer it.' So when Brian Williams is asking me about what's a personal thing that you've done [that's green], and I say, you know, 'Well, I planted a bunch of trees.' And he says, 'I'm talking about personal.' What I'm thinking in my head is, 'Well, the truth is, Brian, we can't solve global warming because I f---ing changed light bulbs in my house. It's because of something collective'."
'Well, the truth is, Brian, we can't solve global warming because I f---ing changed light bulbs in my house. It's because of something collective'
More info on the Houdini project from the Obama campaign
The disclosures are among many revealed in "How He Did It, 2008," the latest installment in NEWSWEEK's Special Election Project, which was first published in 1984. As in the previous editions, "How He Did It, 2008" is an inside, behind-the-scenes account of the presidential election produced by a special team of reporters working for more than a year on an embargoed basis and detached from the weekly magazine and Newsweek.com. Everything the project team learns is kept confidential until the day after the polls close.
The Obama campaign was provided with reports from the Secret Service showing a sharp and disturbing increase in threats to Obama in September and early October, at the same time that many crowds at Palin rallies became more frenzied. Michelle Obama was shaken by the vituperative crowds and the hot rhetoric from the GOP candidates. "Why would they try to make people hate us?" Michelle asked a top campaign aide.
Vettu, jeg begynner å like han her: "The debates unnerved both candidates. When he was preparing for them during the Democratic primaries, Obama was recorded saying, "I don't consider this to be a good format for me, which makes me more cautious. I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, 'You know, this is a stupid question, but let me … answer it.' So when Brian Williams is asking me about what's a personal thing that you've done [that's green], and I say, you know, 'Well, I planted a bunch of trees.' And he says, 'I'm talking about personal.' What I'm thinking in my head is, 'Well, the truth is, Brian, we can't solve global warming because I f---ing changed light bulbs in my house. It's because of something collective'."
this is good scary look at things and people hating obama hilary the CAMPAIGNYouTube - Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama
Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama. Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama in the '08 election.. From: deebold08. Views: 10239317. 29551 ratings. Time: 01:21. More in. Entertainment.
Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama. Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama in the '08 election.. From: deebold08. Views: 10223817. 29500 ratings. Time: 01:21. More in. Entertainment.
lol often http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBaX9GPSaQ
Uff, buen video para responde mi pregunta por quien votaria Homero Simpson?The Vigorous North: The Black Belt: How Soil Types Determined the 2008 Election in the Deep South
Fascinating article that traces election results in counties in the South all the way back to geological events millions of years ago. In short, coastlines determined soil types which determined demographics which determined voting patterns.
This is so awesome.
How an ancient Cretaceous shoreline voted for Obama.
amazing. how soil types determine voting patterns.Obama Victory Speech - VIDEO, TEXT
An analysis of Obama's victory speech.
linked: A NEW AMERICA http://tinyurl.com/5wqy6t [from http://twitter.com/travispoling/statuses/991273776]
Beautiful. I really enjoyed it.Twitter Blog: Down Time Rescheduled
Astounding. Twitter gets a network upgrade rescheduled because a country's fate is, you know, in balance. http://bit.ly/10Z8zo [from http://twitter.com/pkedrosky/statuses/2184901019]
A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter. In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight. However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran.
jm: from twitter's mouth Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fblog.twitter.com%2F2009%2F06%2Fdown-time-rescheduled.html
RT @biz NTT America proves again why they are such an awesome partner and reschedules urgent network maintenance http://bit.ly/nwPNv [from http://twitter.com/KeithDriscoll/statuses/2188647497]
Our partners are taking a huge risk not just for Twitter but also the other services they support worldwide—we commend them for being flexible in what is essentially an inflexible situation. We chose NTT America Enterprise Hosting Services early last year specifically because of their impeccable history of reliability and global perspective. Today's decision and actions continue to prove why NTT America is such a powerful partner for Twitter. - via Gaultier
RT @znmeb: Twitter Blog: Down Time Rescheduled http://bit.ly/FozaU [from http://twitter.com/commonsense4/statuses/2185865443]
A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter. In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight. However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran. Tonight's planned maintenance has been rescheduled to tomorrow between 2-3p PST (1:30a in Iran).Why White Supremacists Support Barack Obama - Esquire
How do racists, anti-Semites and all-purpose hate-mongers view the possibility of America’s first black president? Not necessarily the way you think they would.
"In an informal Esquire survey, three out of four white supremacists prefer Obama, while McCain is the clear favorite among black nationalists. (Sure, our methodology suffered from an extraordinarily low sample size--limited to four white supremacists and one black nationalist--but just because it wouldn’t fly with Gallup doesn’t mean there ain't a kernel of truth in there.)"
"White people are faced with either a negro or a total nutter who happens to have a pale face. Personally I’d prefer the negro.
Then, we have a black man, who loves his own kind, belongs to a Black-Nationalist religion, is married to a black women--when usually negroes who have 'made it' immediately land a white spouse as a kind of prize--that’s the kind of negro that I can respect. Any time that a prominent person embraces their racial heritage in a positive manner, it’s good for all racially minded folks
Probably one of the most ironic things in the history of irony.Exit Polls - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times
Presidential Elections - [Exit Poll Data][YouTube - CNN Hologram TV First
ps: todos los bookmarks agregados el 13 de marzo en la mañana son del grupo de Camila Boudez
During the American election Jessica Yellin was recorded as a hologram and beamed into the studio
A reporter enters a newsroom, virtually ...Oxdown Gazette » The New Organizers, Part 1: Obama’s neighborhood teams and the power of inclusion and respect
Transcript scrolls with video.
which allowed users to watch the 2008 Presidential debates and speeches on demand;
Interactive video and transcript of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama debating in Oxford, Miss., on Sept. 26.
watchPalin Prank Call: Canadian Comedy Duo Convinces Palin She's Talking To Sarkozy (AUDIO)
Palin Prank Call: Canadian Comedy Duo Convinces Palin She's Talking To Sarkozy (AUDIO)
I hope this is real!
OMGArianna Huffington: The Internet and the Death of Rovian Politics
""We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google told me. And YouTube, which Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion, is one of the causes of its demise."
Great article on how the Internet has changed the elections, and probably the face of politics. Age has finally become an issue for John McCain. But the problem isn't the candidate's 72 years; it's the antediluvian approach of his campaign. McCain is running a textbook Rovian race: fear-based, smear-based, anything goes. But it isn't working. The glitch in the well-oiled machine? The Internet.
Arianna Huffington: "Back in the Dark Ages of 2004, when YouTube (and HuffPost, for that matter) didn't exist, a campaign could tell a brazen lie, and the media might call them on it. But if they kept repeating the lie again and again and again, the media would eventually let it go (see the Swiftboating of John Kerry). Traditional media like moving on to the next shiny thing. But bloggers love revisiting a story. So when Palin kept repeating her bridge to nowhere lie, bloggers kept calling her on it. Andrew Sullivan, for one, has made a cottage industry of calling Palin on her lies. And eventually, the truth filtered up and cost McCain credibility with his true base: journalists. "
" So when Palin kept repeating her bridge to nowhere lie, bloggers kept calling her on it. Andrew Sullivan, for one, has made a cottage industry of calling Palin on her lies. And eventually, the truth filtered up and cost McCain credibility with his true base: journalists. The Internet may make it easier to disseminate character smears, but it also makes it much less likely that these smears will stick."Palin Claimed Dinosaurs And People Coexisted
After conducting a college band and watching Palin deliver a commencement address to a small group of home-schooled students in June 1997, Wasilla resident Philip Munger said, he asked the young mayor about her religious beliefs.
Hahahahahahahaaaaaaa.... *phew*... Hahahahahahaha!
Huffington Post on the neanderthal PalinA Gen X response to Barack Obama | Salon Life
Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition.
Heather Havrilesky, fantastic article and reader responses. God, I love Heather.
Nov. 7, 2008 | Dear boomers: We're sorry for rolling our eyes at you all these years. We apologize for scoffing at your earnestness, your lack of self-deprecation, your tendency to take yourselves a little too seriously.
"Your earnest, self-important prattle has gotten on Gen X nerves for decades. But now we finally get it... When we watched Barack Obama's victory speech on Tuesday night, we looked into the eyes of a real leader, and decades of cynicism about politics and grass-roots movements and community melted away in a single moment. We heard the voice of a man who can inspire with his words, who's unashamed of his own intelligence, who's willing to treat the citizens of this country like smart, capable people, worthy of respect. For the first time in some of our lifetimes, we believed."Tropicana Fresh-Squeezed Tweets!
Produced in just under 76 hours by the JESS3 team, this site was built with the Twitter community in mind during the 2008 Elections. Launching on Election Day 2008, I worked with the NMS team to get some amazing coverage for it... not to mention tweets, too :)
interesting data visualisation
Twitter + Information Visualisation + AdvertisingELECTION DAY 08 - What One Word Describes Your Current State of Mind? - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
visualizing wordsYouTube - Misconceptions of Obama fuel Republican campaign - 13 Oct 08
As the US presidential campaign enters its final weeks, both the Republican and Democratic candidates are hitting the swing states. But misconceptions and rumours abound and many voters have thei... As the US presidential campaign enters its final weeks, both the Republican and Democratic candidates are hitting the swing states. But misconceptions and rumours abound and many voters have their facts about the candidates all wrong. Some believe that Democrat Barack Obama is a Muslim, for instance. Casey Kauffman talked to some Republican supporters after a rally by Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, in Ohio.
I know I shouldn't discount Republicans as being bad or dumb or crazy. I know that. But these are the ones that specifically concern me as being ridiculous. I am trying, but they make it hard!
Al Jazeera's 2 minute view of Ohio's battleground state.
Al Jazeera news video
"...the black will take over", "when you got a nigger running for president...", "...he's related to a known terrorist", "just the whole muslim thing...9/11", "...he thinks us white people are trash".....LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE!! THESE ARE MCCAIN SUPPORTERS....But I honestly can say that McCain allowed Sarah Palin to feed these people, then he had to start cleaning up her mess. Their campaign is resorting to fear-mongering to win this election.Barack Obama: The TIME Interview
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Joe Klein's perspective on Barack Obama
not an interview but the journalist talking about it...still pretty good. Liked the sync of the word "maturity" and his wedding ring at the end, kinda cool.Sarah Palin Quotes Generator : Fictional
Palli quote generator» Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page
About as funny as God's facebook page!
"I see you staring at me from across the water"Twitter Vote Report » Home
Twitter einträge zu einem bestimmten Hashtag auf einer Map darstellenBarack Obama Campaign Buttons Collection
Col·lecció de "xapes" per a la campanya presidencial de Barack Obama
That's a whole lotta Barack 'n' Roll
An exhaustive collection of Obama buttons. It's certainly believable that it's a complete collection. Lots of good/interesting design hereDebate Training - Biden learns what makes girls cry (WITH HOT PICS!) - 236.com - News
joe "six pack" biden trains for the debateWhat it's like to debate Sarah Palin
I've debated Governor Palin more than two dozen times. And she's a master, not of facts, figures, or insightful policy recommendations, but at the fine art of the nonanswer, the glittering generality. Against such charms there is little Senator Biden, or anyone, can do.
"Andrew, I watch you at these debates with no notes, no papers, and yet when asked questions, you spout off facts, figures, and policies, and I'm amazed. But then I look out into the audience and I ask myself, 'Does any of this really matter?' " Palin said.
I know firsthand: She's a master of the nonanswer.
For tonight: a preview if you will.Is Obama Ready To Be A Two-Way President?
Tech-related aspects of Obama campaign.
Brian Solis asks if the same social media tools that Obama deployed to communicate “to” constituents could/would also be used to listen and interact with supporters as well as those who don’t currently endorse the President-elect?
This isn’t just about broadcasting content through new channels or merely soliciting feedback, participating in popular networks or actively listening. It’s the ability to identify and internalize themes to precipitate change and earn support through action—not just words. For the first time, the U.S. President can cultivate grassroots communities directly where people create, discover, and share information online. He is already thinking in this direction, as evidenced by his intention to record the weekly Presidential address on Youtube, in addition to broadcasting it over the radio. The videos will be hosted on Change.gov, with the first one already recorded. Other opportunities to engage with citizens online include:Competing Tax Plans: Two Perspectives - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog
Nice chart comparing tax plans.
Obama v McCain tax plans
Wash. Post. / NYTimes review of tax plans useful diagramsAnderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - State Department to Twitter: Keep Iranian tweets coming « - Blogs from CNN.com
- State Dept. says keep tweeting... ( http://bit.ly/rwobD ) [from http://twitter.com/aphofer/statuses/2196162891]
State Department to Twitter: Keep Iranian tweets coming http://bit.ly/b4WX7 [from http://twitter.com/KeithDriscoll/statuses/2200387369]
The importance of social networking
While officials would not say whether they were communicating with Iranians directly, one senior official noted that the US is learning about certain people being picked up for questioning by authorities through posts on Twitter.Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide says - CNN.com
Hey, at least they're calling her "diva", not "bitch".
Aide calls VP nominee a "diva" and says she's only looking out for herself.
More infighting is just helping the Obama campaign that much more (like they need it!), the RNC is going to need to pull another Watergate to get through this one.
"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. "Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history."
She's off the reservation!
Sara Palin: Even McCain is sick of her.
"Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history."Obama '08 - Vote For Hope on Vimeo
Great lyrics, typography, and visual effects on this hip-hop themed video.The Mirrored Ceiling - Judith Warner - Domestic Disturbances - Opinion - New York Times Blog
Could there be a more thoroughgoing humiliation for America’s women?
"But shouldn’t a woman who is prepared to be commander in chief be intimidating? Because of the intelligence, experience, talent and drive that got her there? If she isn’t, at least on some level, off-putting, if her presence inspires national commentary on breast-pumping and babysitting rather than health care reform and social security, then something is seriously wrong. If she doesn’t elicit at least some degree of awe, then something is missing."
“This election is not about issues,” Rick Davis, John McCain’s campaign manager said this week. “This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.” That’s a scary thought. For the takeaway is so often base, a reflection more of people’s fears and insecurities than of our hopes and dreams.TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking Obama
McCain had to pay people to make calls for him...
"Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents."
Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama, according to two workers at the center and one of their parents. Nina Williams, a stay-at-home mom in Lake County, Indiana, tells us that her daughter recently called her from her job at the center, upset that she had been asked to read a script attacking Obama for being "dangerously weak on crime," "coddling criminals," and for voting against "protecting children from danger." "They walked out," Williams says of her daughter and her co-workers, adding that they weren't fired but willingly sacrificed pay rather than read the lines. "They were told [by supervisors], `If you all leave, you're not gonna get paid for the rest of the day." The script coincided with this robo-slime call running in other states, but because robocalling is illegal in Indiana it was being read by call center workers.