Map the Candidates

Map the Candidates

Slate Magazine apresenta um Map the Candidates, onde o interessante é acompanhar os candidatos (textos, arquivos, vídeos) mas também colocar testemunhos, o “write-ups”:

“Write-ups are eyewitness reports from citizens who have attended campaign events, courtesy of our partnership with Primary Place Online. Hunt down write-ups for past stops using the timeline and our newly souped-up news feed.”

Via Data Mining

” Map the Candidates uses the candidates’ public schedules to keep track of their comings and goings. Here’s a quick primer on your new election toolbox.(…)

1. Want to know who’s spending the most time campaigning this month? Play with the timeline sliders above the map to customize the date range displayed.

2.Care most about who visited your home state? Zoom in on it, or type a location into the “geosearch” box below the map.

3.Choose which candidates you want to follow with the checkboxes to the right of the map. If you only want to see the frontrunners, uncheck all of the fringe candidates. Voilà—you’re left with the cream of the crop.

4. Follow the campaign trail virtually with MTC’s news feed. Everyday, YouTube video and articles from local papers will give you a glimpse of what stump speeches really look and sound like. Just click the arrow (?) next to the headline.

5. Take a closer look at candidates by clicking on their names to the right of the map. You’ll get the lowdown on their travels, media coverage, and policy positions.”