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The election will be tweeted- My surprise byline in The New York Times

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I went about my normal wake-up routine this morning of drowsily perusing twitter while in bed, on my back, with my iPhone myopically close to my face.

I clicked a link from my friend @lheron that promised tos end me to one of those awesome interactives put together by the various teams at The New York Times.

I found a cool little interactive infographic and thought to myself, “Hmm, this looks like an awesome use for the sort of database I was putting together while I was working for the social media editor @NYT_JenPreston this summer.”

Lo and behold, right there, just below the graphic, was my byline. Not too many things will get a young journalist out of bed quite like a surprise byline like that.

Here’s the link to the NYT’s twitter traffic data viz.

No coffee required.

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