· August, 2008

Stories Canada from August, 2008

Live-Tweeting the DNC: Reactions Leading Up to Obama's Entrance

  August 29, 2008

Perhaps even more so than blogging, Twitter has become a popular tool for getting messages to the public quickly. Users from around the globe have been tweeting about the elections for months now, and tonight, the global Twittersphere waits with bated breath for presidential hopeful Barack Obama to accept the...

Will Hillary’s supporters ‘get over it’?

  August 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention being held in Colorado, Denver, may have hit a home run. For the most part, bloggers pointed out that the first woman to seriously contend for the President of the United States was wholehearted in her plea for party unity. In what could be the biggest question of Election 2008, will Clinton’s supporters heed her call and support Obama in November? Inquiring bloggers want to know.

Global: What does the Obama-Biden Ticket mean?

  August 24, 2008

First, there was a lot of speculation. Then the world got its answer in 3am SMS text messages this morning. Barack Obama has selected Joe Biden, the Delaware Senator, as his running mate in the race to the White House. Here's a quick review of what bloggers from around the world have to say about the selection - and how it will impact their countries' relations with the US should the pair make it to the Oval Office.

The Twittersphere Reacts to Biden's Nomination

  August 23, 2008

This morning, around 3:28 a.m. EST, subscribers to Presidential candidate Barack Obama's text messages received the ultimate announcement - that Obama had finally selected a running mate. His choice? Joe Biden, a senator from Delaware. Although the news was leaked as early as 2:00 a.m. EST, few members of the Twittersphere had anything to say about it. Instead, their reactions were based on Obama's selection of Biden.

Democracy: Is it just a theory?

  August 22, 2008

Arguably, countless eyes around the globe are gaping at one country and its upcoming presidential election. Some non-Americans are taking sides – rooting for Barack Obama or John McCain. Others are just questioning the definition of democracy. Is democracy just a theory?

Paris Hilton Ready to Lead America

  August 6, 2008

"I want America to know that I'm, like, totally ready to lead," says celebrity Paris Hilton in a tongue-in-cheek online video reply to the advertisment launched by John McCain. The viral caught the blogosphere by storm, triggering millions of hits and thousands of comments and blog posts around the world in less than a day. Paula Goes reflects on a few voices in this post.