With all the frustration over the absolute clusterfuck of trying to find out where you’re supposed to cast your ballot tomorrow, it’s good to know that at least one website has your back. Just type your address into YourFuckingPollingPlace.com and it will tell you where the fuck you are supposed to go.
Well, at least that’s how it’s supposed to work.
Governor Cuomo promised to make Albany, including the governor’s office, more transparent and accessible. With the introduction of a new website, publication of his daily schedule and on-line chats, he is fulfilling that promise—although full transparency in Albany remains an elusive but necessary goal.
Mr. Cuomo hosted his first on-line chat on Sept. 24 (with the help of his fast-typing press aide, Josh Vlasto), answering questions from citizens on a range of political and personal topics, from the future of the Indian Point nuclear plant to his affection for the Executive Mansion on Eagle Street. The session may not have produced any startling exchanges, but it did show that Mr. Cuomo is serious about embracing 21st-century technology to keep in touch with his constituents.
Disclosure: The author of this post was previously employed by Salon.com.
Salon.com — never, ever to be confused with Slate.com — has brought back former editor in chief/founding father David Talbot as CEO of the online magazine. But in case you think the staff was just feeling nostalgic, Mr. Talbot wasted no time in trumpeting his arrival with news of a complete relaunch of the website as a multimedia platform. The redesign even gets a fancy new name: “American Spring.” Let Salon’s new CEO tell you all about it: