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Was the Election Really a Mess?

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 5 2008

Conventional wisdom is that Election Day 2008 went off without much of a hitch -- a stark contrast to past electoral debacles. But are we pulling that "truth" out of thin air and unsubstantiated media ... Read More

Dave Troy's Time-Lapse Twitter Vote Report Display

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, November 10 2008

Dave Troy is the guy behind Twittervision, one of the best known Twitter visualizations, and Dave served as the technical lead on the Twitter Vote Report Project we launched here on techPresident. Dave's put together a ... Read More

The (Soft) Launch of the Twitter Vote Report Project

BY | Wednesday, October 29 2008

We're entirely pleased to announce that Twitter Vote Report is now off the ground and unleashed upon the Internet, with the launch of an actual site at Now, that "beta" badge is there for ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is the Internet Reviving Old-Fashioned Politics?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 29 2008

The Web on the Candidates Your Next Work Task: Go Vote: Out of the minds of Google's Creative Lab's, where Googlers go to whip up the future, comes CEOs from eBay's John Donahoe to KPMG's Tim Flynn to the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Opening Up the White House, Airing Out the Cabinet

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 28 2008

The Web on the Candidates Crowdsourcing the First Hundred Days: "At this point," writes Colin Delany on techPresident, "the Internet is pretty much done." Our work here is finished! Actually, Colin's ... Read More

Daily Digest: Swing Staters Getting an Earful from Obama Campaign(s)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 27 2008

The Web on the Candidates Roll Your Own Webathon: We noted a while back the curious case of an anti-Sarah Palin email sent by two New York women to 40-odd friends that attracted a reported 150,000 responses. That humble ... Read More

Latest on Twitter Vote Report: Coalition Press Release

BY Nancy Scola | Saturday, October 25 2008

The Twitter Vote Report project, a evolving partnership with a number of remarkable organizations in collaboration with a amazingly talented network of volunteer developers, hit another milestone this week with a press ... Read More

Daily Digest: When it Comes to Election Prediction, Are the Kids All Right?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 21 2008

The Web on the Candidates The Children are Our Future. And Election Oracles: If you were born before, oh, 1975, you might not be familiar with Channel One. Born after, and you probably know it's an in-class news and ... Read More

Update: Twitter Vote Report Project Gathers Steam

BY | Monday, October 20 2008

In the two weeks since we first proposed using Twitter to report election day problems and challenges, both the response to the idea and how it has evolved has been, frankly, remarkable. The established groups who work ... Read More

Daily Digest: Capturing, Tagging, and Protecting the Vote

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 15 2008

The Web on the Candidates Documenting American Democracy: PBS is teaming up with YouTube to put together Video Your Vote, a project that asks voters to document and share their Election Day experiences. (I'd imagine, ... Read More