The Big Vote November 4, 2008Posted by Sarah in random.
Tags: election, mccain, obama, politics, twitter, US, web
It’s a day like any other: we all got up this morning, went to work, are having coffees at the office and bitching about meetings – only it’s not quite the same here in the US. It’s election day! I’m a total outsider and it’s very exciting to be able to witness this “historic” election from inside the country. To know that the whole world is watching feels pretty special.
On a lighter note, I found this great blog called the Twitter Vote Report. A number of software developers used Twitter as a platform to collate news about the election today. One cool feature is that it creates tables of waiting times in various cities, with the information coming from the actual voters standing in line. Or you can view maps of voter tweets from individual states.
Anyone can contribute to the Vote Report in the following ways:
- Twitter: include #votereport and other tags to describe the scene on the ground
- SMS: Send text messages to 66937 (MOZES) starting with the keyword #votereport plus other hash tags
- iPhone: We have a Twitter Vote Report iPhone app in the App store!
- Phone: Call our automated system at 567-258-VOTE (8683) to report about conditions, using any touch-tone phone
They also have a telephone line with a human being on the line to record your experiences. So call: 1-866-OUR-VOTE, Tweet, text or get the iPhone app!