CNN, using Microsoft's amazing Photosynth, aims to crowdsource a 3D vista of Barack Obama's Presidential inauguration on 20th January 2009. This will be the most digitised Presidential inauguration in history, and I suspect many cable TV networks will rely heavily on the digital content generated by those present, in addition to their own content, in … Continue reading Crowdsourcing Obama’s inauguration
One of the many ways that the election of Barack Obama as president has echoed that of John F. Kennedy is his use of a new medium that will forever change politics. For Mr. Kennedy, it was television. For Mr. Obama, it is the Internet. How Obama’s Internet Campaign Changed Politics, Claire Cain Miller, NY … Continue reading Obama, the web, the Internet and mobiles
The fall of the House of Clinton, an article in the Economist, has an interesting take on the decisive role the Internet and web played in the campaigns of the two Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The Clinton machine was too stuck in the 1990s to grasp how the internet was revolutionising political … Continue reading Technology, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
Recent debates on the nature of Hillary Clinton's narrow victory over Obama in New Hampshire centre on e-voting irregularities. These debates are as important today as the issue of chads and the election of George Bush in 2000. The big difference is that chads were counted manually. E-voting is registered and counted eletronically.As Jon Stokes … Continue reading Questions on e-voting in the US: Chads redux?