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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

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 Phone app tells you if you are in red or blue territory

red | blue (pronounced 'red or blue') is a free Java application that figures out where you stand, or perhaps more accurately, where you are standing, in our politically polarized country.

By taking your current location, and finding the nearest individual donors of campaign funds from the publicly available data from the Federal Elections Commission, red | blue is able to provide you an accurate reading of the political leanings of your surroundings -- red for Republican or blue for Democrat.

It gets even wackier than that. If you are usign a GPS enabled phone, then your GPS position includes the direction in which you're (probably) heading. red | blue takes this information and provides you a compass that details the Republican and Democratic contributions in each direction from your position.

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