SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-08-29

  • #dnc08 today is the new Juneteenth. #
  • #dnc08 they covered all the ads in the stadium. Well, all except Bud Light & Verizon. Can’t win ’em all I guess. #
  • #dnc08 Tim Kaine: Move mountain, get out me our way. #
  • #dnc08 Why the hell does EVERY SPEAKER have to go on & on about honoring John McCain’s military service. That really grinds my gears. #
  • The wave has just been interrupted by Stevie Wonder! #dnc08 #
  • They’re showing Comcast & AT&T ads. I would’ve loved for this event to be 100% corporate free. That must be too much change for 1 conven … #
  • #dnc08 Stevie Wonder is performing Signed, Sealed,Delivered. This is incredible. #
  • Al Gore could have been President. Never forget that. #dnc08 #
  • Phone battery and camera battery died while at Invesco. I shed a tear as I watched history. #dnc08 #
  • There was not a dry eye in any Black household in America tonight. #dnc08 #
  • Just uploaded a bunch of photos to #dnc08 #
  • The Clipse were performing here earlier. I guess Obama earned their endorsement tonight. #dnc08 #
  • Pat Buchanan on Sarah Palin: “She’s a feminist that likes guns.” I didn’t know there was any other kind đŸ˜‰ #rnc08 #

About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

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