The Day That Data Shook the World
Now that the elections are over, a number of articles have shown the amazing ways that information systems worked behind the scenes during the presidential election this year. Between Nate Silver's success in predicting state election outcomes, and the top notch team behind the President's success, the way in which data was used for this election warrants further investigations to gain understanding for how this information will be used in future elections. For this week's Monday Round Up, we feature the latest technology trends in elections and democracy.
- Last Friday featured the latest round of Fail Faire, an opportunity to learn lessons from ICT4D implementations that haven't quite gone as planned.
- A recent report released shows that Asia now makes up 45% of the world's internet population.
- Read the latest opinion on the potential effect of technology in elections in Africa.
- Though the potential of electronic voting from smartphones may appeal to many to counter long lines, security barriers still exist.
- The crossroads of technology and policy present interesting opportunities, as well as plenty of challenges.
- As part of her international travels, Aung Sang Suu Kyi recently visited Infosys and stressed the importance of technology in Burma.
- Trying a new approach to voter registration, Kenya will use the next 30 days to register voters through fingerprint technology.
- Check out the latest infographic from the World Bank regarding the increase of mobile phone usage internationally.
- Sierra Leone featured real time election results for its elections held on the 17th.
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