After numerous articles criticized the Romney campaign’s “Orca” project as an IT meltdown, the digital director of the campaign pushed back and said the system mostly succeeded in recording votes and irregularities.
In an attempt to encourage more people to vote, Facebook is today promoting an Election Day message atop U.S. members’ News Feed and asking them to click an “I’m Voting” button. The company is tracking these special status updates in real-time.
A simple letter sent by the New York Tech Meetup to President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney got the candidates to discuss their policies around startups and the technology community at large.
“Election Insights,” as the destination site is called, visualizes the volume of Facebook activity involving Democratic candidates President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his veep choice, Paul Ryan.
Google has launched a hub for keeping track of the (increasingly digital) U.S. elections.