Wednesday, November 5, 2008

World Views of the Election Outcome

So I was trolling the BBC this morning, thinking about foreign coverage of the whole shebang last night, and I found a map where readers can provide their thoughts on the election outcome and how an Obama presidency will affect their lives. It's only a macro look at the answer to this question, but it's interesting nonetheless:
(It might help to zoom out a bit when the map loads.)

To me, it's fascinating to see what the little comment pins pop up and where they don't. I think I also heard on a cable network this morning that an Israeli or Lebanese paper had a headline about "Black Kennedy" being elected. I'm sure this term isn't new, but I'm still trying to figure out if it's a good or bad term with foreign audiences.

Anyway, just thought I would open this topic up. I think it's really interesting so if anyone else finds interesting graphics or article, please share!

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