Only 40% will vote today, if you keep your plan not to

I agree with Seth Godin’s latest, explaining that political advertising is designed to suppress the vote. If you’re planning to not vote, in protest, you are giving these campaigns exactly what they want. We do have a choice. And that choice still matters. Some predictions: If it does play out the way many talking heads […]

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Looks like while the vote was still down, those who did come out made some big choices

Philadelphia Inquirer: Bob Edgar: Philly.com: AP: “Rising tide of frustration: Specter’s legendary resilience proved no match for a restless electorate.” Philadelphia Daily News: Will Bunch: “Specter, the ultimate survivor, a ‘relic of an earlier time’” Philadelphia Inquirer: Patrick Kerkstra: “Phila. voters abolish BRT”

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Election Result Maps

Data visualizations can sometimes spur us into contemplative directions. Sometimes they can put us to sleep. These are some of the more interesting election visualizations I’ve come across: Mark Newman, Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan: Election Maps Robert J. Vanderbei, Professor and Chair, Operations Research and […]

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Social Media/Software Links for Today

There’s a theme going on here that is a bit hard to place… but it’s there. Jon Udell: Homophily, anti-recommendation, and Driveway Moments , shout out to Global Voices Online: Recommendation systems don’t help me much. They only suggest things similar to other things I’ve shown interest in. Increasingly that just frustrates me. The most […]

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We interrupt this quiet blog for an announcement

Remember – today is election day. Get out and vote. Now we return you to your regularly scheduled …. ummm… Seriously – I’ve been far to busy at work, with Philly Future and with other matters to update this personal site this past week or so. It’s important to keep focused and I’m not going […]

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