Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
By Patrick Ruffini, 04/22/2008 - 9:46am
The use of Twitter as a discovery vehicle for raw political intelligence takes another step today with Election Journal, a project by Republican election watchdog Mike Roman. The site is using Twitter, Flickr, and Google Maps to cover primary election day in Philadelphia, with Twittering correspondents stationed around the city.
Anyone who's worked a few election days in Philly knows how colorful things can get. Violence, intimidation, broken machines, and officials denied entry into polling places are par for the course. With more than 1,600 precincts in the city alone, it's difficult to get a handle on it all. Here's hoping a little technology-enabled citizen journalism can bring some much needed transparency to election day.
Follow @ElectionJournal on Twitter to get live breaking updates. And here's a map of the incidents they've uncovered so far:"
Theme: Rebooting the System - Register Now
Technology and the Internet are changing politics -- now more than ever. Over the last five years, Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) has become the seminal gathering place for the growing community of people who understand the effects underway, and want to make sure they stay on top of what’s coming next.
This year PdF will be bigger and better than before--we're expanding to two full days at a spectacular new venue overlooking Central Park, at Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center."
The 2008 election has shown that the Internet has become the central battlefield for campaigns, from the presidential race on down. So, on the first day of PdF 2008, we're going to focus on how technology is changing the electoral process. But we all know that no matter who is elected, big changes are also coming in how government uses technology to serve or connect with the public. That's why we're adding a whole second day to the PdF agenda, devoted to how technology is changing governance and civic action.
Who’s coming? Leaders from the world of technology, politics, journalism, blogging, and activism. Stay tuned for details.
Topics we'll be covering:
- The top political technology applications of 2008
- Open fundraising and how to create internet “money bombs”
- Mastering the new videosphere of YouTube, MySpace and Yahoo Video
- Engaging and mobilizing young voters online
- Bloggers as pundits, pundits as bloggers
- Converting online supporters into on-the-ground volunteers
- Polling and its discontents
- The inside scoop on what worked and what didn't from the Presidential campaigns
- The coming of "Wiki Government"
- Hyperpeople and hyperpolitics
- Creating better debates with and without television
- The cross-partisan politics of transparency
- The changing role of the net-roots and the right-roots
- Embracing voter-generated content
- The internet's revolutionary power overseas
- Creating national tech policies
- Social technology and how the internet can save the planet
- The rise of dynamic data-driven journalism
Check out this short highlight video from last year’s conference for a sample of what to expect.
If you register now, you’ll save $100 off the full ticket price. That’s two days of Personal Democracy Forum for only $595, including access to all the sessions, breakfast, lunch, an open-bar cocktail reception and unlimited networking.
|Location:|| Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center|
Broadway at 60th Street
New York, New York 10023
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|Date:||Jun 23-24, 2008|