Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Google US Election Data Mine

An election FAQ from Google's head of research, Peter Norvig. Ugly as hell, but utterly wonderful information. Isn't this what newspapers used to do?

This is an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions list) for the 2008 United States Presidential Election. It is meant to portray factual information, not the author's opinions (except where so stated). Some of the questions inherently require subjective analysis; in these cases I have tried to show a sample of responsible opinions.

One betting site, at 12:24 GMT, Oct 1, has Obama at almost 80:20 with McCain!

How long before the papers link to this?

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