I am in Boulder this week and it is buzzing as it prepares for the the Democratic National Convention which is taking place just a few miles away in Denver starting next week. With the Republican National Conventions also right around the corner and the election only a few months away C-SPAN has launched some new sites to accent the C-SPAN Politics to ensure we are all kept up to speed with all social media related conversations surrounding politics and the 2008 election.
Designed by Washington, D.C. interactive agency Jess3 the site acts as a up for the upcoming election. It also has specific hubs for both the DNC08 and RNC08. The site pulls in social media content from Twitter, YouTube and Qik and even highlights certain items. The new C-SPAN Convention Hubs do a great job aggregating up to the minute coverage by leveraging user-generated content to offer a social angle on the 2008 election.
Screen-shots can be found here. TechCrunch also offers some additional commentary.