How many people with your name have already voted?
A brilliant marketing strategy by the Obama campaign - they sent me an email this weekend with a direct link to find out how many people named “Meghan” across the country had already voted: http://www.barackobama.com/name-vote/share
It’s an excellent way for people to visualize and personalize voting!
My only nit pick is that I had to connect via my Facebook account, which I hate doing and never allow. That, and that I’d want to know about the other versions of Meghan (Meg, Meagan, Megan) out there to see the aggregate impact!
OK, lots of “fun” news about Romney imploding in various ways and Obama polling better, but that isn’t why Obama will win. He’ll win because MORE PEOPLE VOTE FOR HIM. The way you personally can ensure this happens is by using this tool: call.barackobama.com.
You can call people (registered…
How long will your phone’s battery last when the power goes out? I just changed my settings! Here’s how to extend it (prly wise to do the same on your laptop):
If electricity dies during your Sandy coverage, you don’t want your smartphone to do the same. Here’s a round-up of links on how to save the battery to your mobile (for all the tweeting, Instagramming and source phone calls to come).
- Android: Step by step ways to save power (with pictures) from WikiHow.
- iPhone: Simple tips to save power (in slideshow form) from Huffington Post or try some of Apple’s own tips.
- Blackberry: Another set of step-by-step methods (with pictures) from WikiHow.
Plus, some more general tips, including tapping your laptop or car for more energy from TechHive.
And for the next #Frankenstorm, derecho or other power outage emergency you still need to cover, consider adding this to your journalist toolbox: a way to power your iPhone with wrist power (Thanks for tweeting that one out, Jay Rosen)
Got more battery saving strategies for your mobile device? Share and brainstorm in the comments.
Some great debate zingers…
The best ones, however, are in the comments. NY Magazine readers really do have a great sense of humor: