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2012: The Race Starts Now

BY Michael Tate | Monday, January 5 2009

We're still days into 2009, and now is the time to prepare for the epic interplay between tech and politics in the 2012 presidential cycle.

YouTube didn't exist for the 2004 presidential election, and Twitter barely made the cut for the 2008 presidential election. What kind of new viral tech tools will be used in 2012? We don't know. Unlike 2008, which had a primary for both Democrats and Republicans, 2012 may not be as fun, but will be faster and more tech savvy.

Here's what we can do to keep our skills sharp for 2012:

And, of course, keep reading techPresident.

The next presidential cycle will be a lot of work and a ton of fun. Jose Antonio Vargas noted: "The floodgates are open. This doesn't mean just hiring Web developers, bloggers, videographers -- the works. It also means using the Internet to invite people into the process, giving them something to work for, offering them a stake in victory or defeat."

Time to prepare.