Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

How usable is your electronic ballot?

Are the buttons too big? Is the type too small? Should it be bolded? Is there enough contrast in the color? Is it high enough resolution? As I waited in line to early vote yesterday and watched voters punch at the touchscreen, bend over to get a closer look at the screen and raise their […]

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Posted on October 29, 2010
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Social media’s use in Senate elections

Mike Allen shares in interesting report in this morning’s Politico Playbook from the Emerging Media Research Council analyzing social media usage in US Senate elections specifically looking at the Florida Senate race. The draft report outlines three winning social media strategies (which seem pretty much like common sense to me). Facebook – “Candidates who update […]

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Posted on April 29, 2010
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Big Brother IS watching: the feds in social media

First we had Please Rob Me outlining the best time to burgle your friend’s house from foursquare information.  Now we have the IRS and the Justice Department training their agents on how to use social media to collect useful information about you. I know this sounds conspiracy theorist, but it’s not. The Electronic Frontier Foundation […]

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Posted on March 23, 2010
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Launching CampaignTwit- listening to politicians tweet

I built a new web site over the weekend and launched it this morning– CampaignTwit. The site aggregates tweets from Arkansas politicians into a feed and page based on race.  Every race gets a page with all the most recent tweets from each candidate displayed on the page. The site provides context for each tweet […]

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Posted on March 22, 2010
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McCain tactics revealed: Attacking reporters

Columbia Journalism Review has a great article on an interesting practice from their failed campaign: bullying reporters into covering things their way. Not suprisingly, it didn’t work, but their lead attack dog Michael Goldfarb explains their reasoning.

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Posted on January 27, 2009
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