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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 ... Read More

A Mobile Opportunity for McCain

BY Michael Tate | Wednesday, October 15 2008

Obama's campaign released an iPhone application (thanks to an all-volunteer creative base). So how can McCain catch up and prove that his campaign has tech prowess? Release their version of the application on Google's ... Read More

Game Platforms as Political Platforms?

BY Michael Tate | Thursday, August 21 2008

John McCain's campaign release of the online game "Pork Invaders," as a Facebook application, wasn't a game changer but a prelude of future message strategy. Video games will be added to the multitude of political ... Read More

McCain: Untapped YouTube Talent?

BY Michael Tate | Thursday, July 3 2008

A few weeks ago Senator McCain's campaign did on YouTube what it needs to start doing -- posting video exclusives to the medium. Read More

McCain's Last Primary to Win: YouTube-land

BY Michael Tate | Tuesday, May 20 2008

Here's a quick assessment of Senator McCain's "Behind the Scenes" videos on YouTube. Read More

Assessing the newest digital device on the block: Chumby

BY Michael Tate | Wednesday, April 30 2008

The line between mediated and unmediated communication is blurring. A device like Chumby accelerates the blur. Read More

Digitally Record Everything

BY Michael Tate | Sunday, April 20 2008

Political campaigns should digitally record everything, to their peril or advantage. Read More

Keeping tabs on the mobile opportunity

BY Michael Tate | Saturday, April 12 2008

The mobile phone as political communication channel orbits around the simple use of text messages (SMS). Senator Clinton uses them. Senator Barack uses them. Let's talk about the next phase. What's the future strategy ... Read More