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“More Instantly Better Vim”

By Simon St. Laurent
October 17, 2013

Maybe you’re a hardened veteran of the editor war. Maybe you just need to make Vim do more for you. Or perhaps you just want to watch Damian Conway tell a great story with Vim as the central prop. At …

Visualization of the Week: The voting shift from 2008 to 2012

By Jenn Webb
November 7, 2012

To visualize the US presidential election results from yesterday, the New York Times put together a series of maps showing the results from various angles, including overall results by state, by county, and by size of lead. The Times also …

Where is the OkCupid for elections?

By Alex Howard
December 15, 2011

What will be the "OkCupid for elections" in 2012? Open source app OkCandidate.com offers one approach and startup ElectNext is applying data analysis with an issue-matching engine.

Four short links: 3 November 2009

By Nat Torkington
November 3, 2009

First Test for Election Cryptography (MIT Technology Review) -- The first government election to use a new cryptographic scheme that lets both voters and auditors check that votes were cast and recorded accurately will be held tomorrow in Takoma Park, MD. Founder of the company behind the technology is David Chaum, who ran the first electronic currency company in...

A 2008 e-Voting Wrapup with Dr. Barbara Simons

A 2008 e-Voting Wrapup with Dr. Barbara Simons
By James Turner
November 7, 2008

Dr. Barbara Simons knows something about electronic voting, enough so that she was appointed to the advisory board for the Federal Election Assistance Commission, the group responsible for overseeing the technological overhaul of the nation's voting systems. So we though she'd be the logical choice to go to for a postmortem of this year's election e-Voting experiences.

Elections and mainstream broadcast media

Elections and mainstream broadcast media
By Andy Oram
November 6, 2008

Yesterday's blog "Don't say the Internet has changed elections" was all about how elections still rely overwhelmingly on mainstream broadcast media. But an interesting inverse is that the mainstream broadcast media also rely on elections.

Obama Rides the Internet to the White House

Obama Rides the Internet to the White House
By Kurt Cagle
November 6, 2008

Al Gore may have "invented" the Internet (as his critics occasionally charged) but there is no question that Barack Obama is the first successful presidential nominee to fully exploit the medium's potential. While it is always difficult to know any president-elect's exact plans for a topic as focused as the Internet, a look at how he used the power of social networking and the Internet in general provides an intriguing look into the technical side of an Obama administration.

Don't say the Internet has changed elections

Don't say the Internet has changed elections
By Andy Oram
November 5, 2008

I feel I have to temper the hype over how the Internet has changed elections. There's no doubt that the Internet provides enormous potential, and that people have been using it in burgeoning numbers over the past four years to search for information, share ideas with friends, and form online coalitions. But several key observations show that the tipping point hasn't arrived.

Mapping The Scenarios: Geo Resources For The Election

By Brady Forrest
November 4, 2008

If you're like me you'll be looking at maps and polls and news sites all day long on November 4th. As the polls close and some states go red vs. blue you'll be updating your mental map of the country. Below are some tools and data sources for simulating scenarios online. New York Times - The Grey Lady has...

Report Your Vote via Twitter & iPhone

By Brady Forrest
November 3, 2008

Have you voted? Are you having problems voting? Are the lines at your polling station short or long? Let your fellow voters know via Twitter Vote Report. The site will aggregate all tagged tweets (use #votereport) and share the results publicly. The tweets are being analyzed and displayed on maps. Waiting times are also being plotted and analyzed. You...

Why I Support Barack Obama

By Tim O'Reilly
October 29, 2008

In my talks this year, I have been outlining some of the world's great problems, highlighting some of the things that are being done by technology innovators to solve them, and urging my listeners to "work on stuff that matters." We are in unprecedented times. And folks, I'm sorry to say that the current financial meltdown is not the worst...

Why Voting Technology Must be Open Source

Why Voting Technology Must be Open Source
By Timothy M. O'Brien
October 28, 2008

Vote flipping election machines? That's just fodder for conspiracy theorists, right? Well, no. Here's a video from Video the Vote documenting the problem and plea for Technical Voters to demand open source, transparent voting machines.

Sunlight Foundation Interview: Toward an Accountable, Transparent, and Open Government

Sunlight Foundation Interview: Toward an Accountable, Transparent, and Open Government
By Timothy M. O'Brien
October 28, 2008

In this interview Sunlight discusses the importance of transparency in government, and how technologists can help filter and process the vast amount of data that the US federal government produces.

Electronic voting fraud--all the other types

Electronic voting fraud--all the other types
By Andy Oram
October 21, 2008

For years we've heard about the risks and failures of electronic voting. But election fraud takes place outside the voting place as well--in fact, a lot of it is aimed at keeping people away from voting places altogether. Today, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Common Cause, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have released comprehensive reports describing schemes found on the Internet that expedite fraud--and how to combat these schemes.


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