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Daily Digest: Fired Up, Ready to Govern

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 5 2008

As that great American president Josiah Bartlet so often said, "What's next?" Last night was a beginning, not an end: there are appointments to be made, policy to be crafted, organizing to done, opposition to be rallied. And we here at techPresident and Personal Democracy Forum will keep on tracking how technology is transforming politics. -- the editors.

In Case You Missed It...

When all was said and done, our Twitter Vote Report project pulled in somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,000 on-the-ground election reports -- and about as many press mentions. We and others will be churning through all the data we accumulated and will report back with what we found.

Micah Sifry calls Tropicana's (yes, that Tropicana) display of election tweets "the coolest data visualization I've seen yet coming out of the Twitterverse." Micah also takes a look at the mood of LiveJournal users, currently ranging from hopeful to ecstatic.

(Note: Micah will be speaking at an event tomorrow in Chicago with Al Giordano, Tara Brownlee of Obama's Illinois field program, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver and Sean Quinn on "What's Next for the Obama Movement?" No word yet on a live stream, but will post details if there is one.)

Networking thinker Valdis Krebs encourages President-elect Obama to build on the diversity of the movement he built during his campaign in crafting his administration.

And over on Worldchanging, Nancy Scola interviews OpenCongress' David Moore on how making our legislative branch transparent is both an end in itself and the start of something much, much bigger.