Today is election day in the U.S. And, for social media, it’s a signal day as well as people across the country report their votes by text, by video, by photo and by tweet.
The effort that strikes me as the most valuable is TwitterVoteReport.com, which is attempting to be a real-time report on conditions at polling places across the country. Here’s hoping their servers can handle it.
12:18 pm UPDATE: The site’s been down for some time now, so, despite a valiant effort, perhaps it’s premature to call this the first great crowdsource project – at least as a live report. From what I can tell, though, data collection continues so, once the server issues get fixed, this will still hold as a useful piece of the historic record.
5:01 pm UPDATE: What’s worse? That I had a HOWLER of a typo on this page all day (actually, it’s worse than a typo – I just misspelled a word I know well (crowdsourcing spelled as croudsourcing, ugh) for some reason)? Or that nobody noticed? Or cared? Anyway, at least Twittervotereport.com is back up and working well.