US election online

This US election will be the most online, real-time election in history, without a doubt. There’s a Flickr show with pictures tagged with "election08", countless blogs and all the online news sources, of course. But perhaps the most interesting example of the new social technologies at work is Twitter. You can see a stream of people voting on Twitter search and the tag #votereport has been used to allow citizens to report on conditions on the ground at the polling station. If there are irregularities in voting in any parts of the country, I wouldn’t mind betting it will be Twitter blowing the whistle.

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