• 06
    Nov
    2012

    If you are anything like us bees — your social networks are probably buzzing with #election coverage today.

    Individual users aren’t the only ones jumping into the fray – most of our favorite social media hot spots are stepping up their game and making it easier for you to follow coverage and…

  • 26
    Jul
    2012
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    Oct
    2010
  • 22
    Jul
    2010

    Australia is in the midst of another federal election. Announced last Saturday, the parties have 5 weeks to campaign before the population goes to the polls. Aside from a compulsory voting system, multiple polling stations (you don’t have to vote in your precinct), universal early voting, and same day absentee voting, Australia has one interesting electoral quirk that could pave the way for a third party here in the United States.

    Since the early 20th century Australia has relied on “preferential voting” (also known as “Instant Run-Off” Voting) to elect members to its lower house of…

  • 26
    Apr
    2010

    Last week, at the Politics Online Conference 2010, a panel of industry experts assessed some of the top online tools and platforms in terms of their effectiveness for politics and advocacy. The panel also delivered thoughts on the future viability of these platforms by rating them either as a “FAIL – At Risk” (meaning the platform was potentially at risk), or “<3″ – [A.K.A the heart emoticon] (meaning the platform was likely to succeed or continue to succeed). As soon as we get the video of the panel we will post the discussion segments. But, in the meantime, here is a list of some…