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On Election Day: protecting the vote, and more

[Following is an email I sent out this morning...]

Good morning from the south side of Brooklyn, all!

Many of you know my commitment and activism around protecting voters from fraud, disenfranchisement and general craziness. In 2004, I traveled to Ohio to volunteer with the Election Protection coalition; this year, I wasn’t able to make it out of town (due to this lovely little addition to the family: meet Izzy Louise).

I’ve instead been working on a digital election protection project that uses a variety of tools to allow people to report on their voting experiences: check out Twitter Vote Report at http://twittervotereport.com/ . There are a couple amazing things about this project:

– you don’t have to use Twitter to report: text messages, phone calls, iPhones, Androids are all in play
– an *amazing* all-volunteer team came together from across the country to build out the coalition, site & tools in under two weeks

“This is a historic moment” is what we’re going to hear all day today, and I could be prouder to have played a part in making new technologies the means to a better end. (For those keeping score at home: I did the logo, design, website buildout, and helped make the maps and other bits look nice.)

I’ll also be reporting live for GRITtv with Laura Flanders from 12pm-2pm ET today on what we’re seeing; you can also watch the 5-minute clip of me on yesterday’s show, too:

Hope this finds you well… don’t forget to go vote. ;-)

TechGrrl Tips #3: Social network fatigue got you down?

TechGrrl Tips #2: It’s not email, it’s you.

Oh! And here are the tutorials I promised. Well, at least for Mac Mail, and for Gmail… Thunderbird is still in the works, and here’s a good one you can watch for Outlook.

Listservs & Mac Mail:

Listservs & Gmail:

Premiere: TechGrrl Tips on GRITtv

I’m super excited to announce that my new segment on GRITtv with Laura Flanders has launched! I’ll be doing regular segments featuring all things tech: politics (like episode 1, here), life hacks, sanity checks, gadget giddiness, you name it. Have suggestions or hot tips? Send them to blog AT deannazandt.com!