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Obama Bandwagon Effect on Facebook

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

I think this picture says it pretty clearly. In the last two weeks, Barack Obama has gained nearly 400,000 new friends on Facebook, a 20% increase in that short period of time. Wow. I guess the surge is working. Read More

Bookmark This Page: Google Maps the Election Returns

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

Courtesy the good folks at Google, we've got a real-time election results map. It has separate layers for Presidential, House and Senate races, showing results down to the county level. The map updates in real time as ... Read More

Obama vs McCain: Who's Phoning Whom?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

It's been clear for some time that the McCain campaign is way behind the Obama campaign in all kinds of social media metrics. Obama has more that twice as many unique visitors to his website (not a good sign if you ... Read More

Bookmark This Page: Google Maps the Election Returns

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 3 2008

Courtesy the good folks at Google, we've got a real-time election results map. It has separate layers for Presidential, House and Senate races, showing results down to the county level. The map updates in real time as ... Read More

Obama's Long Tail is Producing Results on the Ground

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, November 2 2008

We've been arguing for a while here on techPresident that the candidate who best used the internet to enable his supporters to join in co-creating the campaign would have a big edge come November. Now we're seeing what ... Read More

Conservatives Reading Alinsky! (And Other Surprising Networking Tales from the Amazon)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 29 2008

Valdis Krebs, whose social network maps of the relationships between political book purchasers on Amazon have periodically graced our pixels, has a new post up taking one last look at the shifting patterns that can be ... Read More

Conservatives Reading Alinsky! (And Other Surprising Networking Tales from the Amazon)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 29 2008

Valdis Krebs, whose social network maps of the relationships between political book purchasers on Amazon have periodically graced our pixels, has a new post up taking one last look at the shifting patterns that can be ... Read More

White House 2.0: The Public is Knocking on the Door

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 28 2008

The election is a week away, but two new online projects were just launched focusing on involving the public in what comes next. BigDialog.org and Whitehouse2.org are complimentary efforts that seek to crowd-source the ... Read More

Banking on the Phones: Obama vs McCain

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, October 25 2008

Quote of the day, from the NYTimes story on Obama making Florida competitive: “I’ve gotten seven calls from live Obama volunteers — and the reason I’m getting calls is because I signed up on their Web site to get ... Read More

How Much is YouTube Worth to Obama and McCain?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 24 2008

How much is YouTube worth to a presidential campaign? To start to answer this question, I asked the folks at TubeMogul, whose charts have been powering our YouTube charts for the last 18 months, if they would run a ... 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

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