Posts tagged ‘elections’

November 3, 2010

The Elections

I found that the election coverage and the election itself was quite interesting.

Twitter and Facebook have come a long way from social networking to a new social media. I was able to follow the election through facebook and twitter. I am not sure if this was done last year but it is certainly something new in this time era.

The country used to have to sit and wait to hear the results, then came radio which made it easier, then television but even then the updates weren’t as timely fashionable as online with twitter and facebook. It amazes me how far we have come.

Something that I also thought was interesting was, did anyone notice those voting stragedy? Who’s idea was that? I know we are trying to be more in the electronic age, but you go in a little box and fill out a little piece of paper and then put it into the machine? Why couldn’t you just do it on the machine, and what happened to the little curtains and privacy we used to have? I couldn’t figure out how to put my paper in the machine and the lady helped me. I am certain she saw my ballots, what kind of privacy is that? You would think in this technology age we have we could come up with something a little better then almost like scantron looking things. I wonder how much paper the country wasted by doing that?

W may be advancing in digital but something needs to figure out the electronics, I’m sure there is someone smarter out there they just need to speak up and say, this is a bad idea.