I’ve always found podcasts somewhat mysterious. I tend to associate talk radio broadcasts with the monotone shows my grandpa listened to in the car during the drives up to our cottage. Besides making me somewhat nostalgic, I’ve always written podcasts off as being a boring medium that only very mature adults listen to. I’ve heard great… Continue reading Podcasting’s Forecast
As Americans, we collectively know what we want and when we want it. (Now). Whether it be our packages purchased through online shopping, the weather or election results, we want it immediately. On top of that, we want to do as little work as possible to reach the goal. Both of these things play into our… Continue reading Technologically-Informed Voters
It’s no secret that millennials are consistently the voting-age population group that is least likely to cast a ballot on Election Day. According to a report by the Center for Information and Research on civic learning and engagement, 19.9 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds casted ballots in the 2014 election. This was the lowest rate… Continue reading Technology could be key to youth voter participation
Being in a social media dominant era, people heavily rely on it to gain information on election coverage and the hopeful candidates. However, sometimes social media can be skewed when trying to find accurate information on each candidate. Thanks to The Boston Globe and Change.org, there are now apps with curated information on helping you choose a… Continue reading Mobile Apps Helping the Election
I was sitting beside my friend this weekend and noticed she was intensely staring at her phone for about 30 minutes, so I asked her what was up. I figured she would be scrolling through Instagram, but instead she was taking a quiz to see who she should vote for in the 2016 presidential election. A… Continue reading Politics are bearable, thanks to apps
Lauren Hazard Owen of the Neiman Lab pointed out that the Boston Globe released a new app that constantly updated the results of the Iowa caucus. With an audience craving constant updates, the app was ingenuously designed to refresh every 15 seconds, updating both the GOP and democratic sides of the race. The constantly updated results… Continue reading The Boston Globe has Built a Creative App to Keep Voters Updated
The Boston Globe recently launched a new app that allows its users to monitor the primary election results as they happen. The app refreshes automatically every 15 seconds and does not require the reader to pull down the page to get the information to update. According to an article by Laura Hazard Owen for the… Continue reading The Boston Globe’s new campaign watch app: innovative or obsessive?