Frankly, I am a little saddened that I am now registered to vote in New Jersey and not Ohio, the swingiest of all swing states. I voted absentee in 2004 and 2000 and it was always so intoxicating to know that my vote made such a literal difference. I am still a little miffed that it wasn’t counted in 2004, but that is alright.

Now, I am registered to vote in New Jersey, which is like throwing a nickel into a well.

You might actually be surprised to know which states swing, all of which are in play for 2008.

So, be sure to register to vote no matter who you vote for. Click my little widget on the side to get the process rolling.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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