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…