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Bing Pulse Aims to Give Real-Time Public Reaction to SOTU

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, February 12 2013

Tonight during President Obama's State of the Union speech, Microsoft's Bing search platform will be offering users a potentially intriguing way to register their response to the President's words: a real-time sentiment tracker that will produce an aggregated trend line of people's reactions, called Bing Pulse. "It's almost like an online dial group," says Adam Sohn, Bing's general manager. "You'll be able to vote every couple of seconds, positive, neutral or negative. And we'll be showing that on a live ticker at bing.com/politics, alongside the speech." Read More

Watching the PreziPrezi: Powerpoint to the People?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 25 2012

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Photo: Chuck Kennedy / White House

The White House video stream of the State of the Union speech was watched by 3.2 million people last night, many of whom probably looking at the "enhanced version" with photos and charts illustrating President Obama's points. What did they see? What did they remember? And what was missing? Read More

Going Beyond Live-Blogging SOTU? Online Organizing During Live Events

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 27 2010

Are you live-blogging the State of the Union? Join the crowd. Read More