Participating in election day 2008 – the social media style
As I wrote in my previous post about the role of social media delivering dramatic news events, this time around we have a real opportunity to experience the election day on an entire different level. We can converse on many social media platforms, we can listen to others talking about this election. We can get alerts, links, comments that will prompt us to react in real-time to news about this exciting day.
This is how I’m going to “watch” the election day:
- Check Twitter VoteReport – you can also set an iFrame page in your Blog or iGoogle (take only the url and remove the iFrame code)
- I’m going to use my TweetDeck window single view – pointing to TwitScoop
- I will double check with Twitter Search Trening Topics just in case the first two missed on something
- I’m going to rely on the people I follow on Twitter to share some news and links keeping me in the loop
- I may search comments about the election on Backtype
- I can also search for the word election on FriendFeed or join the US Politics room
- And I’m sure that there are more mashups out there coveing the election day
I will probably open the TV occasionally or read some news on a traditional news web-site. I may even read an article or two from the newspaper. Yet, I mostly plan to experience this event as socially as possible on the new media. I’m looking forward for your conversations.
The hard part – I need to wait few more years before I can vote. I’m only a permanent resident.
Happy election day and I wish America to come up with new president that will lead us through the challenges ahead.