National conventions go high tech

August 26, 2008 1 Comment

If you haven’t checked out the Democratic and Republican National Conventions websites – you should. Both parties have spent months developing online content and researching technology in order to make the conventions accessible.

The Dems are in full swing, with live streaming video of the convention, full text of all the speeches, photos, and an aggregated feed from the 120 blogs credentialed at the event. There’s also a Town Hall section where you can submit video and text questions that will be answered by elected officials.

The Republican site is still progressing ahead of their Sept. 1 start date. But there are videos, a list of speakers and a time lapse video of preparations at the convention center.


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  1. If you are at the Democratic convention in
    Denver and wondering what to do with your free time, try Oval Office, a
    downloadble game on Go to
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    simulation game! As president, you will have to balance the budget, keep taxes
    in check, make snap judgments, and much more. Prefer a green paradise, or
    socialist utopia? Control crime without destroying civil liberties? These are
    only some of the tough issues you will face. But the biggest question of all is
    can you win re-election? It’s not as easy as it sounds in the Oval Office!

    Hopefully you are all looking forward to Barack Obama’s speech Thursday. I
    like these moments in history, it doesn’t matter who we vote for, as long as we
    vote, that is the American way.

    I would like to challenge John McCain and Barack Obama to both enter the Oval Office game and play each other. Let’s see who wins!!!!

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