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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:38 PM

Democratic Underground: Fastest Election News Anywhere.

I had a number of pages open; Kos, TPM, etc. I had the television on. I tried to make the rounds on a regular basis.

But refreshing the Latest Threads page on Democratic Underground was the fastest method of all. I was five minutes ahead of my wife, who is a news reporter hooked into the mainstream sites. I eventually gave up and stuck to DU.

We're the best. Smartest, fastest, best.

Skinner, Elad, EarlG -- Damn. You've made a monster.

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Reply Democratic Underground: Fastest Election News Anywhere. (Original post)
byronius Nov 2012 OP
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #1
tavalon Nov 2012 #44
woodsprite Nov 2012 #2
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #3
central scrutinizer Nov 2012 #4
seabeyond Nov 2012 #5
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #6
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #10
duhneece Nov 2012 #7
Melissa G Nov 2012 #8
randr Nov 2012 #9
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #37
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #11
NightWatcher Nov 2012 #12
tavalon Nov 2012 #45
leftlibdem420 Nov 2012 #13
freshwest Nov 2012 #14
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #15
nolabear Nov 2012 #16
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #17
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #18
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #19
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #20
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #21
coldbeer Nov 2012 #22
silvershadow Nov 2012 #23
Laurian Nov 2012 #24
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #25
Illinoischick Nov 2012 #26
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #41
ReRe Nov 2012 #27
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #31
ReRe Nov 2012 #39
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #40
ReRe Nov 2012 #42
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #43
tridim Nov 2012 #28
reformist2 Nov 2012 #48
nradisic Nov 2012 #29
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #30
RedCappedBandit Nov 2012 #32
RainDog Nov 2012 #33
PCIntern Nov 2012 #34
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #35
Scurrilous Nov 2012 #36
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #38
Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #46
outsideworld Nov 2012 #47
dynasaw Nov 2012 #49
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #50

Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:48 PM

1. I was jonesing w/out DU last night.

I tell everyone that it is hands down the best place to go for election night, because it is.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:40 AM

44. Even though I was working the night shift, my hubby stayed glued

To DU and texted updates to me.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:51 PM

2. Hats off to the admins!!!

This site ran like a dream last night! I had it up on my iPad while my cycling through some TV channels and my daughter had the major news sites and FB up on her laptop.

Thank you sooo much!!! I also passed along DU's name when someone praised the 'fact checking' info I was posting on FB. This is the 2nd or 3rd time this guy has thanked me for getting the word out to some very stubborn Foxbots. He said he was amazed at how many news sources I used. I told him I just was passing the along pertinant info that filtered through DU. This guy is in the communications business and he was impressed with the quality and thoroughness of the info that came through here. I told him you still have to check and weed through, but it's a GREAT place to share with like-minded people.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:51 PM

3. We've been crowdsourcing since before it was a thing.

I always have news from here hours before it hits other social media.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:52 PM

4. I agree totally - thanks to the mods for keeping the site working so well

must have been a heavy demand. My wife was listening to NPR while I was in bed clicking like mad on the Latest Thread forum. NPR was waaaaaaaaaaaay behind the combined power of DUers.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:52 PM

5. i have always found this to be true. and my husband has grudgingly acknowledge this after years

of me having info before him.

now he just says.... i am sure you already know....

lol

tis funny

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:53 PM

6. Twitter is fast, but you have to know what to look for!

DU has all the *relevant* news from all sources in one place.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:52 PM

10. I was getting a lot of my stuff from Twitter, but it's almost TOO fast.

You are correct in that you have to know how to aggregate it and it takes some spending time with it.

Apparently last night was the busiest night on Twitter ever and stuff can go just flashing by.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:56 PM

7. True. DU had the info I wanted on the Colorado, Washington & Oregon marijuana initiatives

And they had the first info I saw on Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth and all the rest. I am so grateful for DU.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:57 PM

8. DU rocks!

Great Job Community!
Admins you outdid yourselves last night!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:20 PM

9. KUDOS need to go out to DrunkenIrishman

for his excellent post:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=215545
I had it open all night for reference.

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Response to randr (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:30 PM

37. DrunkenIrishman and Nate Silver were like a valium.

And thanks to the EarlG, Elad and Skinner and everyone associated with D for providing this liberal haven for almost 12 years strong. I don't know what I'd have done without DU and all the wonderful people here.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:54 PM

11. My link to the MSM was the local registrar

Our frustration, shared with the Lincoln Club, is that they did not update for three hours.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:57 PM

12. was completely nerding out too. I had several tabs open and and several beers open too

we rocked so hard last night and how cool was it that the page didn't have the first bump.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:43 AM

45. That's because these fine owners have taken the money

We've given over the years and reinvested in infrastructure. This place has really grown and evolved!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:57 PM

13. Naturally

 

You have tens of thousands of people scouring the web for news, thousands of whom having to their own sources who are able to get them information before it appears one the web, which they in turn are able to diffuse to us.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:58 PM

14. Way ahead of teevee. Thanks Admins!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:59 PM

15. We're all over the place and watching everything

No wonder why we're so freaking fast.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:00 PM

16. I was keeping up by mobile at a party and called several things before the news did.

I flaunted my mad DU skills. Knocked 'em dead!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:02 PM

17. It's true I had video of Romney coming to the podium before the networks declared Obama the winner.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021741404

Thanks for the thread, byronius

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:07 PM

18. I agree. nm

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:08 PM

19. Great experience.....

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:14 PM

20. I was unable to get into any of the forums last night

after about 11-ish or so...

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:17 PM

21. I was thinking about streaming a live radio feed

But then I thought, DU has the fastest reporting WITH knowledgeable commentary from wonderful DUers on the ground....

So I just sat in front of my laptop and hit F5....

Albsolutely right, DU is th best news aggregator going!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:23 PM

22. Oh, I was wondering why I was so fast

the wife is really into politics but happily live apart in our big house,
she runs into my basement and tells me something on the news.
I always tell her I knew that and often give her an update. She
watches MSNBC and dancing with the stars. I spend most my time
om DU!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:24 PM

23. Yep. I was here, too. It was.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:25 PM

24. In addition to fast information, DU posters provided

enough humor to keep the nerves at bay! DU is the only way to go on election night.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:26 PM

25. yeah baby!!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:26 PM

26. You are right!!

I joined yesterday to find out the true results, but unfortunately too much traffic and got restricted because I was not a paying member.

It was fun to get caught up today tho!!!!

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Response to Illinoischick (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:52 PM

41. Welcome to DU Illinoischick!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:33 PM

27. Honestly, hands down...

...the place to go if you are a die-hard PROGRESSIVE liberal. One-stop shop. Yes,
I am a newby, but only for posting. I've been lurking DU for over 10 years. Yes,
a MONSTER DU is. A force for good, for learning and communication...

ReRe

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Response to ReRe (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:58 PM

31. You might be new to posting here,

but I see that you have already got a star! That definitely helped last night, huh?

Welcome to DU, ReRe. Glad to have ya.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:52 PM

39. Thanks...

...Curmudgeoness. You're not curmudgeonly at all. (Smile...I don't have any emoticons
yet.)

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Response to ReRe (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:08 PM

40. You don't have smilies yet????

Really? That sucks. For a smile, just use a colon and a parenthese and see if it works.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:00 PM

42. Of course!

I'm just nervous as all get-out as I begin to post on DU. And besides that, my
brain is fried from the last month of worrying and fretting over the election. It'll
take me a while to calm down.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:52 PM

43. Don't worry, we don't bite.

Well, not online.

And we all can relate about being fried. I held up a good front with all the right wingers I know, but I was fretting too. Thank god it's over.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:40 PM

28. DU is the Nate Silver of news aggregation.

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Response to tridim (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:59 AM

48. +1 Good one. The content and tone of the discussions here gave a clear indication of who would win.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:52 PM

29. here here...

I agree. Job well done guys.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:56 PM

30. And we have all the DU posters to thank for this.

We have some fast typers on this site!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:00 PM

32. Yup, felt this way for years.

DU is where I go when something is happening.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:01 PM

33. k&r n/t

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:03 PM

34. Tru dat. Nt

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:13 PM

35. It sure is

Usually I would have news from here hours before the MSM would broadcast it.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:18 PM

36. I just kept refreshing Latest Threads.

It was like a news ticker.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:31 PM

38. I was calling out results from DU to the TV watchers.

They would get the same info. 5, 10 or 15 minutes later.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:08 AM

46. forum management

down to a science. and the site lways looks great too. all hail the three amigos!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:25 AM

47. Too bad on election night

this place locked me out

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:03 AM

49. Great except for those of us who got locked out

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:53 AM

50. I checked out CNN and MSNBC and found DU the most efficient and fastest to get the latest.

Thanks you guys...you the best!

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