Tech & society

YouTube Politics: Obama To Hold Google+ Hangout Monday

In 2007, Google and YouTube broke into presidential politics by holding a “debate” in conjunction with CNN. At the time, Google had owned YouTube for less than a year. Flash forward almost five years. On Monday at 5.30 p.m. Eastern, Google+ (which is also less than a year old), is the stage for a presidential […]


McCain, Obama Mashup

An Australian uses the tempting green-screen backdrop from John McCain’s acceptance speech to introduce a little mash-up humor (Barack Obama dancing and speaking). Watch the clip, and watch for more of these 1984-like mashups as political commentary.

Convergence Personal Technology

Obama To Announce VP Choice Via Text Message

In an op-ed in the NYTimes this week, political analyst and consultant Garrett M. Graff talks about why Barack Obama plans to announce his vice presidential choice via a text message. What’s not clear from the article is if the text will go only to cellphone numbers in the campaign database or if it will […]