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What to watch on Super Tuesday

Update: A few innovative uses of technology to watch tonight…

-   In a first for a major paper, and Newsweek are offering streaming live coverage with live chat, from 6 p.m. ET to midnight. “We’re very excited by the prospect of doing something new,” said Anchor Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek. “We’ll be drawing on our team around the country to do what we do best: put breaking news in perspective.”

-   MTV’s “Choose or Lose” street teams — 23 reporters in 23 states — are providing a mixture of blogging, video clips and even live shots powered by Nokia N95′s and FlixWagon. Click on the reporters on the map (see the “live now” and “new post” tags). Very slick. (Screen grab below.)

-   ABC News NOW’s coverage kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and will integrate video questions and comments submitted by users via the “Talk Back” site.

-   Twitter has teamed with Google for a map mashup with the latest updates across the country. (Screen grab below.) New Twitters appear in real-time (Google explains the process here), and when the polls close, Google will add election results to the mix.

-   Also, Politweets is aggregating all the Super Tuesday Twitters.

-   Not to be left out, YouTube has it’s own Google Maps mashup, which combines video submissions from YouTubers, participating media organizations and even the candidates. (Screen grab below).

- is offering embeddable widgets for bloggers. Beyond the “Candidates + Issues Matrix,” just added the Elections ’08 Leaderboard — an updated delegate count for the candidates.

-   Clear Channel has teamed with NBC News and to display real-time results on electronic billboards located in Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Memphis and Albuquerque.

-  CNN will bring out the “Magic Wall” again tonight — a touch-screen that allows CNN anchors to interactively display and animate adata. “(It’s the) gee-whizziest TV-news gizmo since the animated weather map,” explains a feature in the Washington Post. (Via TVNewser)

-   ReadWriteWeb says has the “slickest and easiest to navigate election site out of all the major mainstream news media sources.” Here’s’s main results page,,, Facebook + ABCNews, and

-   The cable TV coverage plans are available here on

-   Overview of network coverage plans on

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