SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-09-05

  • New post at The SuperSpade: Closing the chapter on Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick ( ) #
  • New post at The SuperSpade: Palin talking to the press? Why would you think that? ( ) #
  • Half a million more people watched John McCain’s acceptance speech (38.9M) than Barak Obama’s (38.4M) says Nielson. WTF? #rnc08 #dnc08 #
  • 5M more white viewers watched McCain’s speech than Obama’s speech. 4.5M more Black folks watched Obama over McCain. Surprised? #dnc08 #rnc08 #
  • @j_ro Unfortunately, I think that their numbers may be accurate. Sarah Palin is after all the biggest celebutard since Kim Kardashian. #
  • @j_ro Is that a sad commentary on Nielson, or on TV viewers? I’m not sure I want to know the answer. #
  • @tigerbeat Do you have any data on the online viewing? Clearly, Obama pummels McCain when it comes to web-enabled folks. #
  • Randi Rhodes just asked if it’s OK to say McCain is pimping out #Palin because all she’ll be doing is going out & getting him $. Priceless! #

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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