Guest Post President Obama’s former campaign’s director of digital analytics, Amelia Showalter, is now a kind of political sabermetrician-for-hire.
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.
Guest Post Think Washington power brokers are ready to pay big bucks for Nate Silver’s predictions? Probably not – his numbers are too good. Yes, too good.
Instagram photos were flying fast and furious as soon as news networks called the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama.
Guest Post While I’m pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s election in political terms, I’m equally thrilled about the victory for data science versus gut instinct, philosophy and fundamentals.
During Tuesday’s presidential election, geek hero Nate Silver distinctly came to the forefront because he used “big data” to correctly predict all 50 states.
Facebook has more people, more Likes, more stuff — so why did Barack Obama use Twitter to declare his victory first?
Guest Post Polling wasn’t right about the presidential election — but betting markets were. Here’s how we could use them in the future.
Would you rather listen to political commentators or save humanity one more time?
Obama, whose mastery of social media has certainly played a huge role in his victory, tweeted simply this: Four more years.
New Jersey’s decision to let citizens displaced by Hurricane Sandy vote by email and fax appears to have backfired, with the state now extending the deadline to return those ballots to 8 p.m. Eastern on Friday.
Are you tired of Bronco Bama? Well, so is this voting machine. It wouldn’t let a Pennsylvania voter select Barack Obama for his presidential pick, and instead continually highlighted Mitt Romney.
President Obama hopped on Reddit before polls closed today to remind people to vote, a brief follow-up to the hugely popular AMA he held in August.
We’re! Gonna rock and roll all night! And cover the U.S. election on the big-boy news channel!
Topsy has partnered with Twitter to provide live, real-time sentiment analysis of the U.S. presidential election. And after trailing Obama for much of the year, Romney appears to be in the lead.
Today marks a very important day in the U.S., and possibly even the world over: Halo 4 is now available on retail shelves. Also, there’s this election for the president of the United States as well as many other congressional races.
Today’s elections in the U.S. will likely lead to great consequences — no matter who is elected. But where to actually place your vote?
Guest Post Cloud-based voting is super efficient, cheap, and secure. So why aren’t we using it yet?
More than thirty million people have already voted in the U.S. presidential election. Over half a million of them are named John.
MapleStory’s players skew younger. But in an otherwise fair and square fight, Obama came out on top in a poll among players of the online game.
Guest Post Campaigns have entered the era of “Big Data” — they target voters based on scraps of information they gather about them.
Tomorrow Americans will vote for a president, new or continuing. Social media users, however, have already decided who has won — at least in their tweets, shares, and likes.
Republicans better get down on their knees and pray that Americans never vote via Facebook or Twitter.
Repeating its playbook from 2008, the Obama campaign is taking ads out in EA’s online games.
Remember Google’s TV ads unit? The one that’s shutting down in the next few months?
Looks like the doomed unit is in for a little bit more pain before the end, as they have apparently violated federal law in censoring the national Green Party’s political ads.
A new report from the Bay Area Council Economic Institute revealed that tech jobs are hot, they’re getting hotter, and they’re not just in Silicon Valley … or Silicon Alley. In fact, communities in unconventional hotspots Wisconson, Ohio, and North Carolina have recently seen increases of more than 10 percent in high-tech employment.
The subtext? Don’t kill the goose that’s laying the golden eggs.
Editor’s Pick With the Republican National Convention starting today in Tampa, the 2012 election enters its most intense phase. Thanks to our smartphones and social networks, there have never been more ways to get information on the candidates and events of the season.
Google’s getting political this year; the company is bringing all the drama, dirt, and hyperbole of the Democratic and Republican national conventions directly to you in a series of wonky Google+ hangouts.
Maybe you didn’t see Romney’s iAd. Or perhaps you’re just not impressed with the Republican candidate’s perfectly coiffed hair. Either way, if you own a smartphone, you’re close to twice as likely to support Obama as you are to support Romney.
Ron Paul is topping social media scorecards from analysis firms, but does that really have anything to do with the real-world election process?
Some Oregon residents will have the option of voting via iPad in today’s election.
Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign announced today that the president himself would be updating his Facebook and Twitter accounts heading into 2012.
Surprise! President Barack Obama is running for reelection in 2012, he announced today. But cleantech-minded voters will have to consider whether he can keep up with the aggressive clean technology expansion plans he laid out in his State of the Union address this year after a series of disasters and setbacks that have changed the playing field.
With its launch of Election 2010: Citizen Sound-Off today, online news aggregator Topix is now the only website to couple localized voter information with a platform for open participation. But can it channel this big election into even bigger ad dollars?