Turbotodd

Ruminations on IT, the digital media, and some golf thrown in for good measure.

Pull The Lever, Silly!

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Did I mention it’s a major election day here in the United States?

No?

Doh!

Well, I’m going to be watching very closely, both because it’s fun to watch and to listen to the talking heads on TV try to spin something six ways to Sunday.

But also because the social media have made following elections and their results (not to mention the campaigns themselves) more fun than ever.

I’ll be keeping an eye on some of The New York Times assets, including their “big boards.” They have one each for gubernatorial, Senate, and House races.  Look for the competitive races in the middle of each page.

I’m also going to be using the The New York Times iPad app, which includes touch friendly election maps that will allow you to zoom into results at the county and district levels.

Via Twitter, I’ll be keeping an eye on @fivethirtyeight and @nyt_elections.

The Huffington Post is already posting away on their home page (although the most recent headline was a little more sensational than is probably warranted, at least this early in the day).

If you like your news fair and balanced, Fox News even has a video telling you “how” to watch the election results. Thanks very much, Mr. Murdoch.

And if you’d like an international outside-in view, the U.K.’s Guardian is providing coverage as well.

Feel free to add your own social or mainstream media favorites in the comments below.  It’s going to be a long, fun night – break out the popcorn, Coca-Cola, and American flags, and watch our great democracy in action once again.

Written by turbotodd

November 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm

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