Alex Navarro-McKay's blog
Faddish Web 2.0-oriented consultants often advise their clients to be ubiquitous on the Internet (I know I have). So it's not surprising that in the last ten days I (and I assume thousands of other New Yorkers) received email invitations from Bill Thompson to be his friend/join his network on Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and, today, Digg.
I'm finding myself on edge waiting for the Comptroller's Twitter feed.
Today's Clinton-for-SecState trial balloon should revive a lightning round of speculation (and maybe even some
I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Terence Tolbert on the McCall general election campaign in 2002 and on Edwards in 2004. A tribute to his leadership in Nevada this cycle can be seen in the exit polls (via Nate Silver). Nevada voters reported a huge gap between Obama voter contact and McCain voter contact:
It's a sign of the times that there is no sign of the Times today in New York. Three friends have called or emailed me today to ask where they can find a copy of today's newspaper with its "OBAMA" banner headline.
New Yorkers wanting to save a copy for their children have bought up nearly every copy in the city. One more physical manifestation of the cascade of hope that started flowing when the polls opened 30 hours ago.
MoveOn's latest user-driven campaign borrows its activating theme from academic research of voter mobilization methods that has received less attention than it deserves. MoveOn's groundbreaking "Make Sure All Your Friends Vote" viral video tool uses social peer pressure to encourage friends to vote. A study of a controlled experiment, published in the February 2008 issue of American Political Science Review, found social pressure to be the single most effective way of increasing voter turnout by mass communication.