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The Obama election victory seems like old news and the Web moves on. However, I was struck by how much of the Chicago Tribune’s homepage real estate was devoted this morning to the third (or is it fourth?) day of the Obama victory. The package is visually appealing with a striking image from Tuesday night. Nice touch selling copies of Wednesday’s historic print newspaper. Way to help those analog guys.
Deeper in the heartland, in Omaha, the Obama story is off the top of the page, which is back to other stuff, such as weather, murder and job security.
A number of sites highlight interactive voting results maps. These graphics — which allow readers to click on their own precincts and get local, really local, results — are wonderful examples of the power of the Web. One that caught my eye: Roanoke.com.
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