Friday, October 31, 2008

Celebrities get out the vote with Google Maps

As you may have seen in one of our previous posts, we recently launched a site called 2008 US Voter Info on Google Maps that shows users everything from their polling place to their custom registration information. It's been quite popular across the web, embedded in several websites and linked to from all types of news and blog sites. Additionally, there's one unique place where it has made an exceptional impact, and that's within a celebrity-infused PSA YouTube video titled "5 Friends."

The first video was launched in early October, around the time when registration deadlines were approaching. With the election only a few days away, the same cast has come back to record yet another video, encouraging citizens to get five more friends to vote. Celebrities featured in the video include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Snoop Dogg, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, "Borat", Zach Braff, Colin Farrell, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Shia LeBeouf, Tobey Maguire, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Segal.

We're excited to have collaborated in this process and hope that more citizens will be able to get the information they need on election day, thanks to the virality of such tremendous get-out-the-vote efforts. So what are you waiting for? Tell five more friends to vote! There's not much time left.

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