Announcing ElectionVine: Distributed Presidential Elections
This morning on Newsvine, on Mike Industries, and on thousands of blogs across the world, we launched ElectionVine.
ElectionVine is a giant distributed polling system designed to gauge the momentum of the U.S. Presidential race through the eyes of the independent internet and blogosphere. While traditional polling methods are carried out by single organizations, ElectionVine is entirely in the hands of site owners like you.
Here’s how it works:
- Head to electionvine.com and get your personalized poll code. You can customize what your poll will look like so it fits the colors of your site and even personally endorse a candidate if you’d like.
- Place your poll code in the sidebar of your site or blog and watch the votes come in.
- Check your own site’s political breakdown right from within the poll itself or on the ElectionVine Leaderboard.
Cumulative vote totals on the ElectionVine leaderboard will continue to rise up until the presidential primaries, but users’ votes will reset every month, allowing you to essentially see an entirely new set of data every 30 days.
The coolest part of ElectionVine, however, is that once you’ve voted on one site (say, Techcrunch), your vote will automatically count on any other sites you happen to visit thereafter (say, Mike Industries).
The dream of ElectionVine is to collect the most distributed view of how the election is shaping up online, and for that, I ask the assistance of you, faithful Mike Industries reader. We’ve provided two quick, unobtrusive methods of embedding, via a standard
So head on over to ElectionVine and set up your polling place today. The country and The Vine thank you!