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Campaign Stops Map

Sunday, October 19, 2008 by Dave Winer.

As an experiment in social computing, and because I'd like to see where the candidates have been and where they're going, I've started a map on Google that's open for anyone to add items to that's meant to show where the candidates are. Permalink to this paragraph

Here's a link to the map. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named map.gif Permalink to this paragraph

I've entered stops for all four candidates for tomorrow and a few of today's stops. Tomorrow Obama is in Florida, McCain in Missouri, Palin in Colorado and Nevada, and Biden is in Seattle (with no public events). Permalink to this paragraph

If you know where one of the candidates is going to be, add a note. In the text of the note include a link to the article that says where they will be (or where they were). Permalink to this paragraph

You can add links to writeups of the events, with pictures and videos if they're available.  Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Putting the map together helped make this story seem more real. "Barack Obama's stop at Cape Fear BBQ and Chicken in Fayetteville, N.C., this afternoon underscored the continued resistance of some voters to his candidacy -- and his identity. The trip, according to a pool report, offered 'some powerful and at times ugly interaction.'" Permalink to this paragraph


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