Category Archives: elections

Occasional reader – Pennies, GPS, bribing Congress, Nats opener

Some interesting stories from the last couple of weeks: Penny Dreadful (New Yorker) — Please, please let’s kill the penny already. It’s one of the nuisances of everyday life. Aside from Lincolnphiles and the companies that make money selling zinc … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, elections, fun, gps, local search, mobile, mobile search, random, reader, weekly reader

Occasional reader – Jon Stewart, privacy and Fauxbama

Some interesting items from the last few weeks: Jon Stewart’s pre-Oscar interview on Larry King Live (CNN) – This interview is a perfect example of why people like me are watching The Daily Show for news. Stewart is sharper and … Continue reading

Posted in elections, journalism, media, privacy, reader, weekly reader | 1 Comment

Barack Obama seeks answers on LinkedIn

Barack Obama has joined LinkedIn, asking the LinkedIn community about what the next president can do to help small business. Back in January, Hillary Clinton asked Yahoo! Answers users about ways to improve health care. Obama’s LinkedIn profile outlines his … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, elections, social networking

Debate 2.0 a resounding success

Note: If you are reading this on the blog (instead of an RSS reader) you can roll over any of the links and watch the video right on this page. Last night’s CNN/YouTube debate was a triumph of public participation … Continue reading

Posted in elections, journalism, media, YouTube

YouTube reshaping the American political process

YouTube and CNN announced today debates with Democratic and Republican candidates for president. The debates will feature video questions uploaded to YouTube and will air on CNN this summer and fall. Audience questions have been featured in presidential debates before, … Continue reading

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Election night’s big winner: the Internet

Election night is a perfect example of one of the best aspects of the Internet: instantaneous delivery of information to widely fragmented audiences. No waiting for the next day to get results from the newspaper. I didn’t even have to … Continue reading

Posted in elections, media, newspapers, publishing