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NYTimes Interactive: Voter State of Mind on Election Day

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

What one word described your state of mind on Election Day? The data wizards at the New York Times have a mesmerizing interactive application up that offers a dynamic picture of its readers' emotional state as they ... Read More

Chicago Event: What's Next for the Obama Movement? The Organizing of the President (11.6.08)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

I'm going to be speaking on a panel tomorrow organized by Al Giordano and the FieldHands, along with Nate Silver and Sean Quinn of 538 and Tara Brownlee, the head of Obama's Illinois Field Department. The topic, which Al ... Read More

Chicago Event: What's Next for the Obama Movement? The Organizing of the President (11.6.08)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

I'm going to be speaking on a panel tomorrow organized by Al Giordano and the FieldHands, along with Nate Silver and Sean Quinn of 538 and Tara Brownlee, the head of Obama's Illinois Field Department. The topic, which Al ... Read More

Tropicana's Freshly Squeezed Election Tweets

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

This has got to be the coolest data visualization I've seen yet coming out of the Twitterverse. It's also one of the smartest product placement moves I've ever seen a traditional company do online. (A glance at ... Read More

Tropicana's Freshly Squeezed Election Tweets

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

This has got to be the coolest data visualization I've seen yet coming out of the Twitterverse. It's also one of the smartest product placement moves I've ever seen a traditional company do online. (A glance at ... Read More

Tracking the World's Mood on LiveJournal: Hopeful, Ecstatic, Less Depressed

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

Barack Obama probably used the word "hope" more than any other, calling himself a "hope-monger," not a fear-monger. Here's some interesting evidence that his rise to power is making a lot of people hopeful: Moodgrapher ... Read More

Tracking the World's Mood on LiveJournal: Hopeful, Ecstatic, Less Depressed

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, November 5 2008

Barack Obama probably used the word "hope" more than any other, calling himself a "hope-monger," not a fear-monger. Here's some interesting evidence that his rise to power is making a lot of people hopeful: Moodgrapher ... Read More

What Happens to the Obama Network After the Election? (2)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

What happens to Obama's network after the election? The answer depends a lot on decisions Obama and his top aides will make, but thanks to the lateral networking tools available to everyone online, the answer to that ... Read More

What Happens to the Obama Network After the Election? (2)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

What happens to Obama's network after the election? The answer depends a lot on decisions Obama and his top aides will make, but thanks to the lateral networking tools available to everyone online, the answer to that ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Glass Half Full

A new Pew study on open government data in the US; the FOIA exemption ruffling transparency advocates' feathers; social media bot farms; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

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