A Politics Mash-Up

Inki Hong
Faculty Advisor: Ben Taskar


A mashup in the worldwide web is an application that collects data from multiple sources of information and presents them in a unique way. This paper describes a mashup on politics that integrates both geographical and chronological dimensions regarding the 2008 presidential election of the United States of America.

Users of this mashup can browse through news articles, poll results, donations/contributions, and so forth arranged geographically over a time frame. It helps users of the system to organize diverse pieces of information, and facilitates geographical/chronological interpretation which is not apparent and hidden behind the disorganized scene.