In just the last few weeks, Instagram has become a mainstream social network, checked by everyday users during major news events and embraced by media outlets who previously weren’t sure what to make of it.
Can we declare a winner for the best social media campaign? We put that question to you. Take the poll below and let us know what you think in the comments. What was your favorite social media moment of the election cycle?
Well into the 21st Century, no one’s figured out a safe way to electronically vote without the presence of an auditable paper trail. With New Jersey opening up e-mail voting for displaced voters today, is this a first step towards e-voting trust or a debacle in the making?
Sports and politics both have billions of dollars at stake, engender profound emotions and revolve around larger-than-life individuals. And they both share a culture of data devoted to making predicting future results more accurate than ever. Don’t just ask Moneyball’s Billy Beane, ask statistician Nate Silver, a man who has led the charge in changing both baseball and political forecasting over the last decade.
For the 2008 election cycle, the smartphone revolution was just beginning and the iPad was still a glean in Steve Jobs eye. We’ve come a long way, but online election coverage still can’t match the power and ease of plain old TV.