Stories Media & Internet from November, 2008
Social Media and The Making of the President
How influential was the web in this year's presidential election? Many onlookers and supporters of Barack Obama claim the President-Elect's mastery of video, audio and blogs helped him win the vote. A few international bloggers debate the role social media played in Obama's victory.
Rising Voices Bloggers on Obama's Victory
Bloggers from around the world, including those trained in Rising Voices outreach projects, have been penning their reactions to President-Elect Barack Obamaâ€™s victory in Tuesdayâ€™s election in the United States. David Sasaki brings us the story.
The votes are in: An overwhelming loss for mainstream media
Those of the left, right, center, communist or socialist blocks all agree about one thing: The failure of the mainstream media in its coverage of the road to the White House. Is this merely post-election griping? It can't all be. What issues afflict the mainstream media?
Australia welcomes Obama, well most
Australian bloggers found their voices after being glued to the media or live-blogging the election for most of Wednesday our time. Kevin Rennie zooms in on reactions from Down Under.
Caribbean: Yes, They Did!
Barack Obama's historic win in the US Presidential election was as much the Caribbean's as it was America's and regional bloggers still have not come down from Cloud 9â€¦
Morocco: On Hope
Moroccans were no exception to celebration to the reverie that exploded around the world last night following Obama's victory. Although the Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is somewhat critical of Senator Barack Obama, as results poured in, so did the posts, which were overwhelmingly supportive.
Debating the mystical significance of the 44th President
For many, the number four is merely a numeral after three and before five. For those following certain Far Eastern practices, the number four and eight carries heavy significance. What happens when someone born 08/04/61 becomes the 44th President on 11/04/08?
Caribbean: Hail to the Chief-Elect!
Years from now, people around the globe will remember where they were on November 4, 2008. Barack Obama is the President-elect of the United States - and Americans are not the only ones celebrating! Warm Caribbean congratulations keep pouring in...
Caribbean: Watching, Waiting…
The region (and indeed the world) thinks it knows who has won the race to the White House, but the suspense is killing Caribbean bloggers. Seriously. The mood in the blogosphere is positively electric, with (almost) everyone catching Obamamania...
Venezuela: Thoughts on Election Day
After the daily speech about the Empire, the elections, and the possibility that the United States could have what some call "their own Chavez," a lot of blogs dedicated some space on the expectation that many parts of the world share today's excitement with the States. Bloggers are expressing online what they feel about both candidates, while some others see Obama as a big possibility for change inside and outside the country. The dark, humorous tone, so characteristically Venezuelan, never ceases to be contained inside the posts...