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"Tweet the Results" Aims to Challenge Canadian Election Law Through Massive Non-Compliance

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 2 2011 The National Post's Sarah Boesveld interviews Alexandra Samuel and  Darren Barefoot, two Vancouverites who have put together Tweet the Results. The project is a challenge to Canadian election law ... Read More

Canadians Contemplate an Election "Tweet-In"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 21 2011

Canadians are conspiring to flout a national election law that prohibits them from tweeting, posting, or otherwise spreading word about any election results until polls have closed coast to coast, reports CBC News: ... Read More

In the Year 2000...

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 6 2011

Scrutinizing the AP's precinct-by-precinct results on the Wisconsin Supreme Court race while riding the DC-to-New York train last night, Ben Smith wonders what the 2000 Florida recount would have looked like in the age ... Read More

The Wisdom of Surveilling Sudan from 300 Miles Up

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 7 2011

Coming out of the British diplomatic world, Carne Ross says that there a couple of things he finds potentially unsettling about the George Clooney-spearheaded Satellite Sentenial project that we took note of yesterday: Read More

Egypt's Election Turns Into a Battle of Multiple Ushahidis

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 23 2010

The Muslim Brotherhood has launched an instance of Ushahidi, one of several launched to monitor Egypt's upcoming parliamentary election. Read More

Vote Report, Sudan-Style

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 15 2010

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Crowdsourced Flier Monitoring, Stock Photos, and the U.K. Elections

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 14 2009

Here's an interesting project out of the U.K., and a noteworthy result. The Straight Choice bills itself as a "Live Election Leaflet Monitoring Project," and serves as a hub for fliers being distributed around ... Read More