Politics Transformed: The High Tech Battle for Your Vote is an in-depth look at how social media and digital tech is changing the way we choose our leaders. In it, Mashable reporters explore myriad issues affecting the 2012 elections and beyond, including how the campaigns are collecting massive amounts of voter data and what they're doing with it, how crowdfunding might change campaign finance forever, what role mobile will play in the future of campaign politics, why most of us still can't vote from home online, how social media is helping to stop voter suppression, and what the future might hold for the presidential race of 2040. We also meet the digital wunderkinds who are crafting the online rules for the Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaigns and find out what it takes to market a presidential candidate.
The e-book edition of Politics Transformed also includes four exclusive e-book-only interviews. We sat down with Adam Sharp, the Senior Manager of Government, News and Social Innovation at Twitter to discuss how social media is changing the election; with Zephyr Teachout, the former Director of Internet Organizing for Dean for America to examine how far we've come since 2004; with Dana Chisnell, a Ballot Design and Usability Expert, to talk about how ballot design can change the course of history, and with James Fowler, Professor of Political Science at the University of California San Diego, who has studied how social media can increase voter turnout.
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