I know, right? Another debate! How many times can Jeb Bush describe in enthusiastic detail exactly how he’d kill Baby Hitler? Tonight he’ll get yet another chance, on live television.
This is the second installment of the Living With Data series, exploring encounters with data in our everyday lives.
Of all the teen comedies made in the 90s/early 00s, Election is often overshadowed by bigger hits like Clueless and Mean Girls. But the Alexander Payne-helmed high school election movie has clawed out a pop culture legacy through its maniacally driven female lead, Tracy Flick, the type-A striver epitomized. Flick…
There sure was plenty of tech involved in Obama's election campaign—including millions of virtual elections which were used to predict the future—but until now the team behind it has gone uncelebrated.
There are no red states or blue states. There are purple states. Mauve states. Violet states. You've probably seen maps that depict America's blended political landscape before ("we are not that divided" writes Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo), but odds are you've never seen one quite like this. It was created by…
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama was re-elected, which means, of course, that Mitt Romney lost. But if Romney had won, the president-elect would have needed a website. It makes sense that his staffers would have prepared one. But if the fool who accidentally published it wasn't already out of a job, well, he should…
Twitter was overrun with hashtags and drunk punditry as the returns form presidential election came in last night. We were there, and so was pretty much all of America. Or you'd think so when you look at the freaking numbers. Reuters reports that democracy-loving tweeters fired off some 31 million election related…
After the networks gave the presidential victory to President Barack Obama, his Twitter account sent out a few tweets talking about the victory. One of those tweets has been retweeted so much in the past hour that it's very probably the most popular tweet of al time.
We all know that Air Force One transports the President around but what about the presidential candidate? Well for Mitt Romney, he used an airplane from a small airplane company in Michigan who will get it back now and have to "de-Romneyize" it: strip the logos, change the seats and clean it up.
If there's ever an occasion to have a one night stand on Twitter, this is it. It's the night of the 2012 Presidential Election, and a few key people are sure to have something to say as the evening unfolds. Here's a look at the names we'll be checking over the next few hours. Try them out, and—who knows—you might just…
Time to switch off G4 and MTV Jams—it's Election Night, and that means you're about to freebase news for the next several hours. What's your flavor?
The 2012 elections are upon us. This year, more than any other election in history, voters will have access to an unprecedented amount of information—in real time. What's more, social media will allow voters to broadcast their voting experience to their networks, and to the world.
ABC and NBC News may have hijacked Times Square and Rockafeller Plaza's ice-rink, respectively, for tonight's presidential potato sack race. But CNN will actually project their real-time results where the whole city (and country) can see: the Empire State Building.
A smaller than ideal number of people are going out to vote in the United States today. They're poking buttons on easily-hacked voting machines and making holes in poorly-formatted paper cards to pick our next supreme commander — and to take a stand on whether octopuses should wear school uniforms.
America, the Great Republic, is holding her elections today. And her voters, you voters, are, uh, still frantically Googling to find out who's running for President.
This may sound familiar: a friend of yours posts a picture of her completed ballot, shot moments ago, inside a New York City voting booth. Was it legal to take that photo to begin with? In a surprising number of states, this simple act—one you've no doubt seen repeated on Instagram and Facebook dozens of times…
If this is what it looks like, it's terrifying: an electronic voting machine that won't let you vote for who you want to vote for.
Just last month, Ohio's Republican Secretary of State okayed the installation of software updates to electronic voting machines. Nobody is entirely sure what the patches do. But they're located in perhaps the election's most crucial state. This is worrying.
NASA Astronauts, who are true American heroes, aboard the ISS can vote in the presidential election tomorrow too. How? It's not like there are any polling stations near them. Well, it's sort of like an absentee ballot but obviously different because it's from FREAKING SPACE.