Obama's Inauguration

Obama’s Inauguration

Jan 23, 2009
My First Citizen/Social Media Inauguration

My First Citizen/Social Media Inauguration

Jan 21, 2009

Yesterday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama was significant in so many ways. For web geeks like me, it’s the first time citizen media played such a significant role during an inauguration. Given Obama’s grassroots campaign and his message of citizen responsibility, this is only apropos. Numerous netizens, web sites, blogs, video sites and social networks […]

Super Tuesday Online

Super Tuesday Online

Feb 5, 2008

I always get excited when it’s an election year, but particularly this one because it’s been eight long years. Two web projects related to the U.S. election caught my attention today. First, the New York Times, Design Observer and AIGA teamed up to create an initiative in citizen journalism. The Polling Place photo project accepts […]

Risk Society

Nov 12, 2004

1) On Bush’s plan to turn America into an ownership society at the New Yorker. “The ownership society promises freedom, but at the price of a huge shift in risk, away from government and society and onto individual citizens.” 2) Chart showing the average IQ in states voting for Kerry or Bush. [via kottke and […]

So Blue

So Blue

Nov 4, 2004

The BBC has a map that shows red and blue states from past elections dating back to 1948 (click on the tab “Past Elections”).  Now how do we get the map to look like 1964 again? 2004 – too much red for me. 1964

19th Amendment

19th Amendment

Nov 1, 2004

Couldn’t wait to get my vote in, so I voted early today at city hall.  Hope you have or will tomorrow!