Photo credit Photos by Eric Parsons / Ventura County Star
So, are you ready for tonight's CNN Republican debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley? Although I'm not a republican (shocking news, right?), I'll be paying close attention to Romney and McCain. Let's face it people, one of these men could be our next president so it's time to sit up and take notice.
I must say that I've been feeling really good about Democratic voter turn out. To be honest, the Democrats in Florida could have sat this one out but they came out in droves. Forget who they voted for, the important thing is that they voted! Now that is very promising indeed! I hope that trend continues right threw to November when it truly counts!
The new 360 Blog
So, what do you think of the new 360 Blog? Apparently CNN made the decision to switch to WordPress for all of their blogs. I found a post on A Fool's Wisdom blog today about the switch. (click here for full text)
Back to the blog. In the announcement yesterday, “The ‘new blog’ blog” David Reisner, 360° Digital Producer wrote “the 360Blog promises to be more interactive and more custom fitted to your daily blog needs. More pictures, more video… “.
He goes on to describe how “mouse over a link and you get a preview”, Snap Shots,4 contributes to this experience, and how categories can give you “a customized blog”.Categories (and now tags too) being so easily their own view and having their own feed is one of the 1st WordPress experiences I was wowed by.
The comments so far on the new Anderson Cooper 360° Blog experience have been every positive, though people are disappointed it can’t make them coffee.
The previous version of this blog was on Google Blogger, and what I’m most interested in seeing is how participation improves. Though I wasn’t involved in “selling” WordPress for this migration away from Blogger, I regularly beg people that have blogs that I participate on to move off of Blogger because of how awkward it is to comment in that system. It is not a nice experience. It will be interesting to watch more people commenting more regularly on the new Anderson Cooper 360° Blog.I like the fact that Anderson's blog looks like all the other CNN blogs now. I've been having a problem with the site for the past two days but I'm sure they are just working out the kinks. So, what are your thoughts on the blog? Do you find it easier to surf or post comments now?
We need your input!
One of our readers wrote to Phebe and asked for our witty input in her contest at work. She and her co-workers are having a Super Tuesday potluck luncheon and they must name their dishes after their favorite politicians. Here are a couple of examples: Barakaroni and Cheese, Baracklava or Dinkin's Donuts (named after the ex-NYC Mayor, David Dinkins)
So ladies and gents, are we up to the task? I know we have some of the wittiest commenters this side of the internet so have at it! Let's help our reader win! Maybe she'll send us some just desserts! (oh bad pun, sorry!)
And now we have video!
I'll leave you tonight with actual video of Kathy Griffin at Sunday's concert talking about Anderson. The camera is a bit shaky during the funny moments. Have a great night and don't forget to watch tonight's debate coverage! ~Sheryn