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Friday, September 7, 2012

Digital Media Heavy Political Conventions

The digital technologies related to social media, wireless networks and real-time threat detection have transformed the political conventions. Social media has allowed the organizers to engage much broader audiences. “The GOP has a green room devoted to digital media, encouraging its speakers to post updates to platforms like Twitter and Facebook, take photos, conduct interviews over Skype and more.”

Wireless Networking firms have constructed additional cell towers as well as WiFi hot-spots to allow first hand reporting of unfolding events over smartphones and tablets. Behavior recognition software has been deployed by local police to identify potential threats to security in real-time.

Reference: Knell, Noelle, 3 Ways Tech is Transforming Political Conventions, Government Technology, August 29, 2012

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