8 ways technology has shaped the ?08 election

From e-voting to text messaging, a look at how tech trends have changed our politics
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Technology has played a particularly prominent role in the 2008 elections -- and it isn't just the typical silliness over whether a candidate really claimed to have invented a key piece of technology . Throughout the year we've seen technological advances used both for good, such using SMS to announce a vice-presidential pick, and for bad, such as hacking into another vice-presidential pick's private e-mail account. In this slideshow, we'll take a look at the eight techiest moments of the 2008 presidential race, including YouTube debates, viral videos and e-voting controversies.

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