Election 2012 maps: Showing data

This was the first U.S. presidential election in the post-Flash era. In 2008, data maps were made with Flash. Now the online mapmakers have moved on to other technologies, largely using JavaScript. Here are three examples, with a… Read More

A visual, tagged database of Election Night screen grabs

One of our doctoral students spent Election Night grabbing screen captures from 98 different news Web sites, from about 11:30 P.M. EST until almost 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. The fruits of his labor are viewable at Iterasi, a… Read More

Online graphics from the U.S. election

There’s a fine collection of interesting election graphics from news organizations and some magazines, at DesignO’Blog (thanks for the tip, Mark Barilla). The one from GOOD magazine, while not interactive (print version only), is worth a look —… Read More

Obama’s speech remade for the Web

The New York Times has put up a wonderful package of Obama’s Election Night speech, with a dynamic transcript and a useful navigation bar. Listen and watch again.

The map of population size, U.S. Election

Although the popular vote was not a landslide, the map redrawn with the size of each state scaled to represent its population makes it clear that we are a majority blue nation. An explanation of the method used… Read More

How the Web saw Election Night

I grabbed 16 screenshots throughout the evening, about half showing the vote maps at various news organizations and the other half showing the updated home pages after 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Here’s the slideshow (at Flickr). I think… Read More

Awesome live voting via Twitter

This is the best use of Twitter so far. My gosh, I can hardly stop watching this. This is much better than news media reports (on voters voting, I mean). I have the shivers! You do NOT need… Read More