All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2008’
Ever since 2008, when John McCain selected Sarah Palin, a little-known first-term governor from Alaska, to be his running mate, voters have been polarized about Plain. Republicans say that she cost McCain the election. She could not demonstrate in interviews and debates that she had a grasp on the facts and topics needed to be a decent president. Even though …
I’ve always felt that comments have the ability to enhance articles, as they expand the conversation and often provide more thoughtful insight into the topic being written about. Of course this is not always true. There is plenty of spam, and always a fair amount of unconstructive criticism, name calling, and general ugliness. But it’s a small price to pay for making content more community-driven, which still overall, I feel is more useful to the end-user in the long run.
If Internet users held a particular position about a candidate, Stanford University’s Management Science & Engineering department probably caught their opinions in a bubble. Through the use of real-time data firm Wise Window’s software as a service for qualitative data, Stanford constructed a tracking tool for the 2008 Presidential election. As the Democratic primary continues to grind across the country …
Now that the US Presidential candidates have been campaigning for a solid year, we’re running out of angles from which to look at them. Since the Googleplex has hosted each of the remaining candidates, we thought we’d use the Google search engine to find those new angles.
This can show us a few things: what the Internet "climate," so to speak, is for the candidates; how they stand on issues affecting the Internet; and which ones are making the best use of the Internet for their campaigns.
And I’ll try to keep my opinions out of it. (Cub)Scout’s honor.
When it comes to who’s paying attention to perceived frontrunners Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, and Mitt Romney among the Republican candidates, the trio receives virtually equal visits to their websites. You’ll never guess who trumps them, and a fourth candidate, easily.
Google’s Marissa Mayer, who replaced now ex-Google employee Adam Bosworth as manager of the Google Health product team, said Google Health will officially appear in early 2008. (Screenshots of the product already circulated.)
YouTube is diving into political waters with their voter education initiative YouTube You Choose 08. The new initiative is designed to allow political candidates to communicate with voters about their campaigns using video.
2008 presidential hopefuls who currently have their own channel on YouTube are Republicans Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney. The Democrats are Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson.