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.
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
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