This Tuesday, there are plenty of destinations in social media (meaning, communication is in the people) related Websites. The challenge is, these social media platforms will be tested for scalability. I’ve got a few ideas on places around the Web to check up on your candidate.
The Blog Herald has a great list of places around the Web which relate to social media/citizen journalism for everyone to check out and watch on Election Day. It’s good, but not complete. Here are a few more awesome, informative, raw sources on Election Day:
- Technorati — Keep track of about 90% of the blogs on the Web. Credible and fresh voices will be blogging their own views on the election, the voter conundrums and perspectives will be blogging.
- Twitter Search — As a watcher, you can totally get a ton of value from watching the Tweets (posts on Twitter) live. Twitter is prodominately leaning left only because the majority of early tech adopters; but there are a good handful of conservative voices there, too.
- Reddit — Reddit has a very live community who rally around news, usually controversial in nature. Definitely watch it on Election Day.
If all goes well, you could probably even skip the mainstream media. Yeah, that would be a change, for once.