Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting for the best choice

I voted today. In a direction I don't normally go. I've always voted on the issues assuming I like the guy/girl representing those issues. But today I voted from the gut. And my gut told me that one of the presidential candidates is a better fit for the country right now than the other.

Now go do your thing, Mr. President. Inspire us. I'm not asking for anything else. In fact, my preference is that you don't do anything. Just inspiration in these tough times.

By the way, there are a couple of nice voter tracking apps out there today...

  • Twitter Vote Report is tracking all the action being reported via Twitter.

  • Facebook's Vote app is keeping a tally on those that vote within the Facebook network. A nice/funny touch is the reporting of the nearest Ben & Jerry's relative to your polling place.


  1. i accidently deleted this comment from simonowens... sorry!

  2. Yeah, the Twitter Vote Report is a pretty cool way of aggregating the election day twitter data. I've been working on a similar election project that utilizes Twitter:Freshly Squeezed Tweets. It aggregates tweets like Twitter Vote Report, but it creates a more abstract visualization of the aggregate conversation on Twitter showing frequency and context of election-related words. The site will pull a continuous stream of tweets mentioning Obama and McCain, representing the most-used terms as a series of bubbles. The bigger the "bubble" the more frequently the term is being used. You can hover over each word to see a graphical breakdown of each word's use.