The technologies that helped seal victory for the president-elect could also play a role in his administration.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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The Internet is enabling "the greatest get-out-the-vote effort in American history."
The Democrat's new online tool allows supporters to reach out to individual voters in their neighborhood.
The Republican's online social-networking presence increases at a faster rate, although absolute numbers still favor Obama.
The social-networking strategy that took an obscure senator to the doors of the White House.
Villagers gain access through biometric verification and cell-phones.
Blog entry sets man free, showing power of Internet innovation--but threats loom, Zittrain says.
Where does all that malicious Internet content come from?
A transoceanic building boom is fueling Internet growth.
It's the "nuclear bomb" of Internet repression, says John Palfrey.