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Election Day ’08 – Pick Your Post and President

Around the nation, today is a very important day in politics. It’s also a landmark day in the history of our nation, as political, gender and racial barriers will be broken no matter what the outcome. Either the first woman Vice President or the first African-American president will be elected today, re-defining hundreds of years of American politics. It’s an exciting day for our country and a testament to the changes we’re undergoing as a young nation.

This election was very much an interactive, online affair. The amount of information and sheer volume of political commentary has eclipsed any news event in the brief history of the web. More people got their information from online sources than ever before, with MSNBC estimating 44% of us relied on these websites for our news, commentary and stats. This certainly highlights the profound ways the web has shaped many aspects of our culture and will continue to in the years to come.

In the spirit of today, iePlexus is running two different polls, or elections of our own. First, you can select which presidential candidate you voted for by participating in our poll (in the sidebar on the right). Second, we’d like to give our readers the opportunity to suggest future topics for posts. If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like to see covered in our blog, leave a comment and we’ll take it into consideration.

Good luck to all the candidates today, and don’t forget to vote!

4 Comments

  • Kris Themstrup

    Final results of our presidential poll: 16 total votes, 12 for Obama, 4 for “I didn’t vote” and 0 for McCain. Congrats to Barack Obama, our future 44th President of the United States of America. Thanks to everyone for voting!

    Maybe our blog is the new litmus test for election results? We’re 1 for 1!

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  • Anthony Orlando

    I found this really good article on Search Engine Watch about Obama outperforming McCain in building inbound links and internet exposure:

    http://searchenginewatch.com/3631588

    Anthony Orlando
    2.0 Master

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  • Audie

    Celebrations across the nation flooded into the Internet’s media-sharing sites as Barack Obama clinched the presidential election. The 44th President elect Mr. Barack Obama’s campaign embraced the power of online networking. Before he took the stage in Chicago for his acceptance speech he thanked his supporters via email:

    “We just made history. And I don’t want you to forget how we did it.”
    Exultation spread throughout the internet like a virus. You can read about it in this exciting article from Yahoo! Tech:

    http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20081105/ap_on_hi_te/election_online_communities

    Audie LaPier
    2.0 Ace

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  • Audie LaPier

    With so much information relating to social media marketing for your online business, it can easily be misconstrued. What are some things to avoid when traversing the world of social media marketing for your online business??

    Audie

    Web 2.0 Ace

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