As part of ongoing State of the Union coverage, Esri has provided us with a news map to explore geo-tagged social media reactions to President Obama’s address overlaid on state-by-state results from the 2012 presidential election. Note, the map can also be customized and manipulated by panning or zooming, and localize social content by changing the keywords or date ranges. See the map online HERE
Ok, this one likely goes in the category of “Slightly off topic” or perhaps “slightly meaty!”… Just in time for the two major political parties’ national conventions, Jack Link’s® Beef Jerky has unveiled the ultimate tribute to the year’s political race: mosaic portraits of “Barack Obameat” and “Meat Romney.” Painstakingly created by a noted mosaic artist from thousands of pieces of Jack Link’s Jerky, the two presumptive presidential candidates now join Sasquatch, the brand’s icon, in the distinct honor of having their likenesses recreated entirely from jerky. Americans can vote online for their favorite “meathead’ in this unique portrait showdown.
Jack Link’s fans, jerky lovers and political junkies alike are invited to cast their votes for their favorite meathead portrait: Barack Obameat, Meat Romney or Sasquatch. To vote, simply visit JackLinks.com or Facebook.com/JackLinksBeefJerky. One lucky voter will receive a $5,000 Snack Stimulus prize package. Results will be posted on JackLinks.com and on Facebook.com/JackLinksBeefJerky.
For those looking to follow the 2012 US Election, look no further than Google and the Google Election Results map and data resource. Google Politics and elections is in full steam with live data feeds currently being provided at the time of writing (Jan 3, 2012) this story.
The resource provides a map with election results along with results shown by candidate. Users will also find pointers to supporting resources provided by Google including a dedicated G+ account for the election, Youtube on politics videos, the 2012 US election calendar (Google Calendar) showing important dates, and a US election toolkit with a number of interesting tools – http://www.google.com/elections/toolkit
Check out the Google Election map and results at http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results
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