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Discussion with Chris Hughes on how the Obama campaign has used technology during DNC in Denver

A documentary on Facebook airing on CNBC Jan 6, 2011 is using one of my photographs of Chris Hughes (who is interviewed) when he was working on Obama's campaign.


Facebook Obsession


It is either the photo above or this one


He recently launched Jumo, " a social network connecting individuals and organizations who want to change the world."


Another photo I took during the discussion was in Rick Smolan 's book, The Obama Time Capsule


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This is the Big Tent Denver description though it was much more an open discussion than a talk. I took video of most of it and will try to get some online soon, but here is a short video he did after the session with Jill Tubman/Cheryl Contee of Jack and Jill Politics


Changing the Landscape: the Impact of Social Technology on the 2008 Presidential Election


Location: Fifth Floor:Open Space

Time: 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (MST)


Facilitator: Chris Hughes, Obama for President


This talk will focus on the impact of social technology on websites -- how we are breaking out of the mold of the traditional campaign website and extending the possibilities for what supporters can do. In the past, campaigns have only been able to provide information about a candidate and then ask supporters to simply sign up to volunteer or donate.


In the new model, supporters can immediately connect with others and work to coordinate their actions in their local communities and beyond. The scope of what a supporter can do online has significantly widened, which is very good news for campaigns that are serious about empowering supporters to self-organize. We'll talk specifically about what tools the Obama campaign has developed to make this work possible.


His mybarackobam profile


He talked about


Neighbor to Neighbor


the Grassroots Finance Committee


The Facebooker Who Friended Obama


The next session was on Trick or Vote and a few of them came in as Hughes talked to people after the session

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Taken on August 27, 2008