How I’d socialise Sky News Interactive election map

 

Sky Interactive US Election Map - how it might look on Facebook

Sky Interactive US Election Map - how it might look on Facebook

 

 

Sky News just launched a funky interactive election map for the US elections – you make your predictions, compare with current polling and you can review the results of past elections – all in a nice Flash format on their site.

However, being a social animal, I don’t live on the web any more – I expect more from my online media. In particular I want it to be social – what do my friends think? What are my US friends voting? This would make it much more interesting.

So I’ve mocked up, Toby style, a screenshot of how I’d socialise the interactive map. I can see which friends are in which States and (if they let me) see who they’re supporting. I can see what they are predicting and we can discuss politics amongst ourselves.  I can even filter supporting intentions by all of Facebook, my network and by my friends.

With Gordon Brown on the ropes there must be a UK version in the pipeline soon – food for thought for those clever people at Sky News…

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