Unless you’ve been living under a rock, buried beneath many larger rocks, you’re probably aware that there’s an election coming up. In this election, like in most others, there is a lot to be decided: president, congressional representatives, state representatives, local leaders, ballot initiatives, and more.
Making the right decisions means staying informed, and with all the partisan muckity-muck and mud slinging, it’s amazingly difficult to remain focused. We’ve come up with 5 great ways to use Evernote this election season to help you stay in the know.
1. Follow the issues that matter to you
Create notebooks and/or tags around the issues you care about most. As new articles, statistics and research appear, add them to your Evernote account. Before you know it, you’ll have a complete reference for all the issues that matter, accessible anytime, anywhere.
2. Track each candidate’s positions
Think a candidate is flip-flopping (read: refining) a position? Good thing you’ve been clipping and tagging articles all along. A quick search in Evernote will reveal the truth.
3. Stay on top of local candidates and initiatives
With the spotlight squarely focused on the national stage, we often forget about local politics. Use Evernote to capture information on local candidates and on state and local ballot initiatives so that you’re not surprised come November.
4. Create a historic archive
Choose a topic, say political posters, then collect everything you can on that topic. Clip articles and images on the Web. Go to a rally and snap photos with your camera phone right into your Evernote account. Then, search and find any item from your personal archive whenever you like, even years later.
5. Share your findings
Don’t let the pundits have all the fun. Collect articles and write your own, then publish your Election 2008 notebooks. Share the URL(s) with friends, and have them subscribe to your RSS feed. Not the publishing type? You can always email individual notes right from Evernote.
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