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August 4, 2008

Rep John Culberson

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under Current Events, Technology

Trust me, I don’t look like a techie geek, but lately people have called me one. The fact is, its not technology I love, its technology’s effect on our lives that fascinates me. Take politics for an example…technology has change politics forever. And what changes politics changes democracy and the way we live. Recently, I came across a congressman from Texas who seems to get “it” when it comes to this stuff. His name is Representative John Culberson. Culberson uses Twitter (like this registry) to provide frequent house updates to his constituents. When I read that I loved it. Through Twitter he is giving the average person an opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse at the trenches of congress. But listen to what Culberson has done now…This is from the New York Times “On Friday, when several dozen Republicans decided to stay on the House floor and discuss energy legislation after the House adjourned for a five-week summer recess, the cameras and microphones were turned off. So the first source of video was from a congressman who streamed live pictures to the Internet using his cell phone camera”. Culberson used a new video service called Qik to provide the public with the only record of the “informal” discussion. Qik allows you to stream live video from your cell phone to the world, pretty good huh?…now isn’t this technology with the possibility of far reaching effects?

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